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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