Thursday, July 13, 2006
So I started this 'blog I believe in '03 (I'm not sure because I used to host my own archives back in the day. When I switched to Verizon from Earthlink I never 'migrated' those archives, and consequently they are no longer available).
Originally I wrote surreal riffs and late-night rants. Then I focused on politics for a while. Then I started the book and movie blurbs betwixt online journaling. I got some Amazon Associates traffic doing so, and added a counter and some other ads because people started to show up, other than friends and family who were of course obligated.
This week I hit a minor milestone--25,000 visitors in a bit over two years. Add to that about $800 in Amazon gift certs, a check for $18 from Netflix, a check from Google for $118, a check from Alibris for $4, and I'm beginning to think the whole project worthwhile. I never advertised this site, and have watched traffic creep up slowly over the years with pleasure. Thanks to everyone who drops by (even those simply prowling for Google images of Sabrine Maui), and a special thanks to those kind enough to blog-roll me, most of whom are far more interesting at what they do than I'll ever be.