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

Yes, I know I did that bit beforetwice, even!—but I liked it so much that I wanted to do it again, at least until my readers run screaming away, annoyed that Orac, of all people, would recycle the same old joke over and over.

The horror, the horror.

Sometime overnight, this blog hit another milestone. Sometime early in the morning, Respectful Insolence™ recorded its 3,000,000th visitor. Unfortunately, “sometime this morning” occurred while I was happily sawing logs, making me unable to record the 3,000,000th 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. I then reached the 2,000,000 mark on November 7, 2007, meaning that o go from 1,000,000 visits to 2,000,000 visits took 9 months and 15 days. Then, to go from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 took 8 months, 21 days. Hmmm. It looks like my long-term traffic patterns are leveling off.

Whether my traffic is indeed leveling off or not, what feels really odd is that to me the 1,000,000th visit mark was a really a big deal, a huge milestone. Then 2,000,000 passed almost unnoticed, and 3,000,000 crept up on me almost unexpectedly. I hadn’t expected to reach it for a few more days, but links to this post boosted my traffic and kept it at greater than weekday levels through the weekend.

In any case, as always, I can remain incredulous 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. In the meantime, maybe I’ll take a day off…


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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