June 11, 2007


AG.com passed 3,000,000 total visitors yesterday morning, which means that if I could have somehow found a way to charge each reader 50 cents per visit since the site launched in August of 2002, I could quit blogging and retire already. Instead, I've found a way to charge absolutely nothing and there's no end in sight. Despite that, my thanks goes out to everyone who's stopped by this site over the past five years, whether once or a thousand times.

I've lucked into a pretty good life for myself, and none of it would have been possible without this blog and the people who read it. I started blogging because launching my writing career through a more traditional path was proving difficult, but I never imagined that this blog could actually create an entirely different path to follow. Back then, when a dozen readers who weren't related to me was a very good day for traffic, I also never imagined thousands of people coming here each day.

Even now, after nearly five years of doing this on a daily basis, a number like 3,000,000 is truly mind-boggling. The people who read this site motivate me to keep going even when typing up a new entry seems like the last thing in the world that I'd want to do on a given day. I'm not sure how much blogging I have left in me, which is why I won't say something cliche like "here's to another 3,000,000," but I will say that the first 3,000,000 has been a fun ride. Thank you.

Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.

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