July 28, 2005

Thanks to everyone for reading!

Remember that post about a week ago titled "Goal I'm almost ashamed to admit" that said "I started to write a post with that title, but realized I was too ashamed to admit it." I'll tell you what the goal is now, because I'm about to hit it tonight.

Back in January, I had been hoping to get to 1 million visitors to this blog within one year of starting. But I didn't get there until January 31st, and the anniversary date was January 14th. But then I formed the goal of getting to 2 million within 6 months of getting to 1 million, which would be July 31st. So look at the Site Meter: it should reach 2 million tonight, 3 days early.

Thanks to everyone for reading!

UPDATE: The 2 million mark was hit sometime during dinner last night. I was rude enough to check the Site Meter and refresh a few times to see the zeroes click over. Perhaps half of my dinner companions found this at least somewhat amusing and probably one or two of my companions found it a tad more unpleasant than a moderately awkward pause in a conversation. And I survived to tell the tale.

34 comments:

PORTSIDER said...

Congrats on the milestone, Ann. I know I've contributed a fair bit to those 2 million!!

Are you offering a prize to the two millioneth vistor to walk through your virtual doors?

purple_kangaroo said...

Congrats!

Meade said...

I guess it's time to hit your paypal, Ann. Let's see... two million times a dime would be... hmm... mind if I borrow one of those junk calculator thingies in your photo below?

gs said...

Congratulations, Ann. And thanks for taking time to interact with your readers. It enriches the site tremendously.

In fact, this particular reader spends waaay too much time intrigued by the Althouse Issue of the Hour and needs to cut back.

Gerry said...

Our pleasure, Ann. Congrats.

Which will happen first? 3,000,000 for you, or you catching me? You're picking up about 6,000 per day on me now-- and the next Presidential election is quite far over the horizon...

I don't think it will be even close. You should catch me within a month or two. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.

Mark Daniels said...

You're welcome. But it's been our pleasure! Congratulations, Ann.

JLP said...

That's pretty incredible. Congrats! At the rate I'm going, my site should hit a million on April 2nd, 2030!!!!!!!

JLP

AllThingsFinancial

JLP said...

...and for those wondering, yes, I really did the math!

JLP

Goesh said...

Good things draw good people.

Dean said...

[Looking at my counter that reads "5285"] Um, thanks, Goesh (j/k).

Congratulations, Ann. I don't comment as much as the others, but your blog is one of my "must reads."

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Ann Althouse said...

Okay, who was 2 million???

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Dean said...

Wasn't me.

Mom Underground said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Meade said...

I'm afraid it might have been me. Am I in some kind of trouble?

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Gerry said...

"and referred from myfootyourass.com"

That will look great inscribed on a plaque.

Dean said...

And now what is your goal for 3 million? :)

Meade said...

Whew! It wasn't me. That myfoot thing is sort funny.

Paul said...

I enjoy reading what you and your readers say, if only my comprehension did not falter, lag or stop dead in the water. There's another world out here, Paul.

Ron said...

Ann, I could and have listened to your writing (yes, you heard me correctly!) several times a day, at least, even when it's about/at RLC!

Which is more than I can say for my ex!

Are you part of the New Economy? When is your IPO?

EddieP said...

Congratulations, you deserve it!

Goesh said...

I probably won the prize for being visitor #2,000,000

dax said...

Ann, that is soooo cooool.
Congratulations!!!

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, everybody!

And cool that you could figure out it was you, Goesh. Sorry, there's no prize, except more bloggy readings.

Dr. Fager said...

The more I read your blog, the more I like it. I think that's because your better than most at keeping your ego under control.

Nick said...

*Shakes my head* I suppose congrats are in order... just makes poor little bloggers like me want to vommit though. *Sigh*

Freeman Hunt said...

Congratulations!

StrangerInTheseParts said...

Congratulations! You're a fine host, hence people come to your party....

Question: Why were/are you ashamed of this goal? Seems like a natural thing to be shooting for.

Ann Althouse said...

Stranger: I didn't want to seem to be begging for extra visits to help me meet the goal. I wanted to get to it naturally.

Noumenon said...

Two million is inevitable once you've gotten the first million -- but how could you know you would get so popular right from the start, in year one? Is this one of things like Scott Adams writing down, "Goal: Have the #1 selling comic strip collection on Amazon," and it made itself come true?

Tonya said...

Congratulations

Kev said...

Well done! And may I add my voice to those who appreciate the fact that you interact with your readers through the comment section here.

Here's to the next million!