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“Over 10,000,000 Served” – Blogcritics Breaks Barrier

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About a week before our third anniversary (August 12), Blogcritics.org — our little “sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, technology, and politics” — has hit the 10 million unique visitors mark. This is a nice big fat round number that speaks volumes toward the talents and dedication of our writers, editors, commenters, and most of all, the 10 million readers who have spent some of their valuable time with us since August of 2002.

At the end of our first year we had 1.5 million page views, 13,817 comments, 7162 entries, and 311 Blogcritics writers. In our second year we had 4 million page views (2-year total of 5.5 million), 61,177 comments (total of 74,994), 10,140 entries (total of 17,302), and 522 writers. Nice growth.

But in our third year we will have had about 8.3 million page views for a 3-year total of about 13.8 million, about 115,000 comments for a total of over 190,000, about 14,000 entries for a total of over 31,000, and 1100 writers. Wow.

Awards and recognition (please see the lower right sidebar) are great and we appreciate them, but Blogcritics is something we love to do and it is gratifying beyond words that a growing number of you find our efforts worth your time and attention.

The future is so bright we gotta wear goggles, but it’s all due to you – THANKS!

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.
  • Congratulations Eric/Philip, all blogcritics, and our active readers – thanks for an enriching experience!

  • Eric Olsen

    thanks for all your efforts Aaman!

  • Gotta wear Googles.

  • Truly a remarkable accomplishment. Any predictions of how long it will take to reach the next 10 million?


  • Eric Olsen

    yeah, shades aren’t enough

  • Yeah!

  • Eric Olsen

    under 6 months for the next 10mil

  • Insha’allah!

  • Bennett



  • Eric Olsen

    check with the publisher or editor?

  • Or buy the book – via blogcritics

  • Maybe you’ve already done this, but I think it would be interesting to have a link of the brief history of BC and how its creators had humble beginnings and limited fundage yet grew the site to where it is now.

    Unless of course, the 10 million hits hasn’t gone to your head. Congrats.

  • I am proud to be a part of this and — with the help of my writing over the past three months — to bring 10 more hits to the site.

  • Have you bought that mansion yet, Olsen?

    Out of curiosity, which of you goofs have been around from the beginning?

    That is all.

  • I’ll come up with a list of the folks who published the very first week and are still around.

    Like me. 🙂

  • I’m wearing two eye patches right now in celebration!

  • Eric Olsen

    good question BAB – eager to see that Phillip!

  • I know I wasn’t first to the party, but I am damn glad to be here. As Keith Richards says, “It’s great to be here- it’s great to be anywhere.”

    Cheers, Eric.

  • While that might be nice spam – it perhaps belongs in the open Culture thread, or send in a press release to the editor/publisher.

  • “There’s spam, eggs, sausage and spam. That’s not got MUCH spam in it.

    But I don’t want ANY spam.”

  • what do you have with your spam in kentucky?

  • Eric Olsen

    dude’s in Indiana where they got culture

  • Eric Olsen

    spam’s gone but the thought remains

  • BAB, I posted the result of a little database-poking, so you can find out who the original lucky 13 are.

  • Eric Olsen

    thanks Mark, Matt and Josh!

  • Spam, Hoosier Kentuckian version:

    “There’s spam, collard greens, pig feet and spam. That’s not got MUCH spam in it…”

  • Congratulations, Eric – it’s been an honor and fun experience being part of the site – I’m currently staying away to avoid seeing the Harry Potter spoilers till I finish the book.

    Kudos to Dawn for sparing so much of your time and putting with all the stress you definitely go through:)

    Congratulations to Philip, Temple, the editors and all blogcritics,as well as the readers.

  • I’m going to redouble my efforts to promote BCs to my friends and aquaintances. I’ve had the home page as part of my signature block for about a year now, but I will post an article on my blog.

    It would be really cool Rolling Stone, and other established media could pick up on this story. Or even Amazon.com. Presumably, we send a lot of traffic their way. Is anything being done to promote our success to other media establishments? Can something be done? I think we have a lot of potential volunteers standing by to help.

    Congrats again to Eric, Philip, Temple, Aaman all the other editors and all the writers, both regulars and not so regulars. We’re onto to something GREAT here!!

  • 10,000,000. It is a BIG number! Congratulations. It is great to get where you wanted to go. It is not always the way it happens.

    I hope you enjoy the next challenges at least as much. And the next set of awards and recognition.

    Hopefully, I helped a little these past months.

  • I put a 10million picture post on my wordy blog rather than my photoblog. It seemed apt.


    It is, far from the cliché, the beginning of the rainbow; not the end.

  • Absolutely amazing. And you did that before the Christians came to seek and destroy. Congratulations to all who were there from the start. The quality of discourse is excellent, and I enjoy every bit of it.

  • And Randy saith,Go Forth and multiply, ye blogcritics

    Thanks Randy – the good stuff always separates from the chaff, or something like that, innit?

  • Impressive. I go away for a few weeks and BAM! BC hits a milestone.
    I’ll have to get back into the groove soonish eh…
    nice one, fellow BCers. Not to mention the readers, and the commenters-who-aren’t-article-posters

  • Eric Olsen

    thanks so much guys, and SP, you are so right about Dawn: her tolerance, support, vision and willingness to go for years without much income from me has made my involvement possible!

  • Happy Birthday, Eric – If you were here in Milwaukee, there’d be a piece of cheesecake with your name on it:)

  • dude’s in Indiana where they got culture

    i’m in the northeast. indiana, kentucky…it’s all the same to me! 😉

  • Eric Olsen

    I can taste it, SP!

    Mark, provincialist!

  • I’ll second the happy birthday to EO and secondarily repeat my happy birthday to Blogcritics… yet another milestone!

  • Eric Olsen

    thanks for both EB!

  • with karate ill kik ur ass

    cool an im one of those 10 million!!

  • Always good to have Tenacious D operatives on board…

  • Lisa Hoover picked this for an Editors’ Pick of the Week. Go ahead and find out why here.

  • Honored to have joined the crew before the big celebration! Congrats, Eric, Phillip, and everyone.

  • Congrats, Eric and all Blog Critics!
    I am so happy to see this site becoming such a success!

  • Way to go! I’m a new “Blog Critic” and already loving the site! Congratulations to everyone that made it possible!

  • Eric Olsen

    thanks to Lisa for the pick! I am certain it’s more the concept than the execution

    thanks and very glad to have you along Meryl, Jude and Regina!

  • I am new around here, but I have to say I feel right at home. This is an amazing opportunity, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

    Congratulations to Eric and everyone else.

  • To me, Blogcritics represents a more down-to-earth view of the world.

  • As the dot-com MBAs from Stanford used to say, pre-bomb, it’s:


  • Congratulations and happy anniversary (this Friday) to Blogcritics.org and all blog critics!!

  • RC

    Congrats to Blogcritics writers,staff creator,editors everybody. A great accomplishment well deserved.

  • Eric,

    Congratulations! And thank you again for letting me hang my fedora here from time to time.


  • Eric Olsen

    thanks for your always excellent and original work Ed, has made a very big difference from the beginning!

  • August Fourth was my 34th b-day, the day this was posted. And I just reminded myself at my own blog – archives ya know – that I created that little 10 million served graphic up at the top.

    Trafifc is at about 15.7 million today, not yet four months later.

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    Mazel Tov, Temple! I see I’ll have to post more articles.