Friday, November 9

One Million Served: Hoo-Rah! The Blog Had a Good Day

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

I had planned on talking about something else entirely today, but then I noticed that little stat counter in the lower left of the blog. See those nifty numbers there?

Yep, that's right.

Seven figures.

The blog hit one million views this week. (does a happy dance)

I know in the grand scheme of things it's no big deal, but for me it's a milestone, and I feel it's good to celebrate the successes in your life. In four years it's gone from hardly anyone knowing I was here to a decent-sized groups of folks stopping by every day. That's a lot of writers.

Most of these views have occurred over the last two years since the blog's redesign. I had 20,000 views in all of 2009. Not quite 90,000 in 2010. Took off like a rocket in 2011 and growing steady all through 2012. It'll be fun to see what 2013 holds.

So thanks to all of you for making this happen. I appreciate you coming by and coming back, and sharing what you've found here. I've met a lot of great folks (online and in person) because of this blog, and I look forward to the many friends I'll meet in the future. 

You guys rock.

28 comments:

  1. Huge congrats, Janice!! That's so exciting. I know I've found countless great resources in your posts - thanks for all you do. ;)

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  2. Congrats Janice. It's a milestone worth celebrating. And thanks so much for all the great advice.

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  3. Congratulations! We keep coming back because you deliver amazing content that helps us!!! So thank YOU :)

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  4. Well done, Janice. I always look forward to your posts via email.

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  5. Congrats Janice, I've learnt a lot from this blog for sure.

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  6. count me impressed with your numbers! This is a fantastic blog, no wonder you get so many views!

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  7. Impressive. Most impressive. I know I find your blog an invaluable resource I come back to often. Thanks for sharing your journey and your insights!

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  8. McDonald's made a big deal out of it so you can too!

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  9. Congratulations!!! That's so cool!

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  10. Congratulations! I'm not sure what was the last time I saw the counter, but I think it was far from a million, so you're rapidly growing.

    My blog is too. I found that it took less time for the last 20 thousand pageview than the first 10k.

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  11. Congratulations, Janice! It's well deserved.

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  12. WOW!!!! That's incredible. Hmm, I don't even look at my page views... We appreciate you being here, Janice!!

    Ooo, and I have to tell you; I'm so excited because I got a gift card for books and FINALLY bought your first SHIFTER book. Yes, it's about time, eh?? ;o) Am looking forward to reading it!

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  13. I subscribe to many, but end up deleting before I get a chance to read - but NOT YOU! This is a blog that I share constantly with my crit group, so thanks from all of us!

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  14. Congratulations, Janice! I look forward to reading your blog more than any other. You rock!

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  15. Congratulations Janice! An awesome milestone. Thanks for everything you do!

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  16. Wow! That is something to be proud of! Great job! (And I love this blog :))

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  17. Janice, you should be very proud!
    Congratulations.
    Keep up the great work! :)
    Tracy

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  18. Congrats Janice! But YOU made this happen, so thank YOU. You've helped so many of us here, and we are grateful!

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  19. Well deserved, Janice. Your blog is a wonderful resource and I refer to it often. In fact, I'm probably singlehandedly responsible for half the hits to your site.
    Keep going!

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  20. Yay! That's awesome! Keep it up! Camaraderie between writers is a wonderful thing! :)

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  21. Congrats to you! Since I started my Marti Ink blog (www.martiink.wordpress.com) at the beginning of the year I know first hand just how exciting it can be to see the number of people who actually realize you exist.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: This is absolutely one of my favorite sites to visit. Keep up the good work lady!

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  22. Thanks so much all! The blog has had its ups and downs, but I'm very pleased with it. Next stop: two million! hehe

    It helps having some of the best readers out there. You guys are wonderful. It's always such a blast when I get to meet someone in real life, too.

    Carol R, oh cool, I hope you like it (and thanks!)

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  23. Oops! Here I was getting ready to pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly to celebrate my 2,500th page view on my modest blog! (After more than two-and-a-half years of blogging--*sigh*) Good thing I only got the foil off. Oh well, at least my page view trend is upward, albeit ever so slowly.

    One million views?? Awesome. Congratulations, Janice. That's quite an accomplishment.

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  24. Thanks!

    ChiTrader, pop that cork! Milestones are worth celebrating no matter what they are. Accomplishments are good :)

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  25. Congratulations! I know I love this blog (and you!), so this is definitely well deserved. :) *hugs*

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  26. Thanks Jami! The feeling is mutual :) It's hard to believe my little blog has grown up so fast -sniff, sniff-

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