Monday, December 20, 2004

Three years

Three years ago I started this blog. Since then, I’ve posted over 1,800 entries, and hundreds of you have left more than 2,000 comments (since I switched to Movable Type; there were hundreds of comments from my Radio days that didn’t make the conversion). Depending on which stats you believe (web statistics are like votes in a Presidential election: often indicative, rarely precise), I’ve had between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors, and while SiteMeter says I’ve served up over 300,000 page views in those three years, my stats package on my server indicates more than 1m page views over the past year alone.

Whatever the numbers, the simple fact is that there are far more of you reading what I write than I ever expected. I’ve made some wonderful friends through this site (too many to mention, actually), I got a job through this site (thanks, Ross), and it’s led to some incredible opportunities both personally and professionally.

Thanks to everyone who makes this worth doing.


  1. Congrats, Rick!

    You've made friends, found a job, gotten opportunities... but for the rest, there's still viagra.


  2. Congratulations. It's been fun getting to know you, and I hope there are more opportunities to do so in Chicago.