Today, I reached a milestone in my blog: 1 million total views. Thank you to everyone who is reading this, from the long term readers who have been there since the beginning to the ones who just found me today.
It’s taken me over 8 years to reach this milestone, and I’m hardly the most-viewed blog in our field. It’s still a bit mind-boggling to me though. One million is one of those numbers that’s hard to really wrap your head around.
For those out there struggling with low traffic on a new blog, don’t give up hope! I average 16,000 views and 8,000 unique visitors a month now. Look how low my numbers were in 2007 though (I started in December 2006, so the 6 views in 2006 don’t really count). In 2007, I averaged 1400 views a month. I get as many views now in 3 days as I did in an entire month in 2007.
This is post number 950. That post count includes all 678 of my links and bookmarks posts. Until 2010, I posted bookmarks via Diigo every day I saved a link. Hundreds of my early posts were daily bookmark posts (I posted 286 times in 2007, for example). Now I consolidate and post links roughly every other week. As for non-bookmark posts, my current goal is to write a new regular post every two weeks.
So thanks to all of you for reading, commenting, and sharing. When I started this journey, I had no idea how much I would learn, both from writing posts and from conversations with all you amazing people out there.
I’m looking forward to continuing these conversations with you in the years to come. Here’s to the next 1 million views!