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I demand the sum of…..two MILLION visits! Muhahahahahaha!

Yes, I know I did that bit before, but I liked it so much that I wanted to do it again.


Sometime yesterday, this blog hit another milestone. Sometime yesterday morning, Respectful Insolence™ recorded its 2,000,000th visitor. Unfortunately, “sometime yesterday” was while I was at work, and, due to pesky duties like meetings, I was unable to record the 2,000,000th visit for posterity, as I did for my 1,000,000th visit.

That was on January 22, 2007. To reach the 1,000,000 mark took 2 years, 1 month, and 11 days. To go from 1,000,000 visits to 2,000,000 visits took 9 months and 15 days. Nice. Even better, October was my second best month of all time with 121,582 visits, surpassed only by July (although if the usual pattern repeats itself as it did after July I’m in for a steep drop in traffic in November).

Of course, to keep me humble, P.Z. had to go and have his first million visit month ever in October. It’s nice to know that I’d have to increase my traffic by more than eight-fold over my second best month ever even to be in his range.

Competitiveness of the ant against the elephant aside, what feels really odd is that the 1,000,000 visit mark was a really a big deal, a huge milestone. Now 2,000,000 passed almost unnoticed.

Well, not really.

In any case, as before, I can scarcely believe that there are that many out there who are willing to read what I regularly lay down. All I can do is thank you all for reading and hope that you keep it up.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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