It almost sneaked up and caught me unawares, but guess what: e.politics launched one year ago today. Happy Birthday to us! Some of you have been regular readers from the very beginning (note: you need a new hobby) and some of you are new to the fun, but I’m damn glad to have all of you along for the ride. Really, I can’t tell you what a blast it’s been writing this site and getting to know a bunch of you kids over the last 12 months.
Goals for the next year? Let’s go for the usual: world conquest, adoring groupies, and lots of time for all e.pol contributors and commentors to recline on a couch and be fed grapes. To recharge for the march ahead, I’ve taken the last few days off from writing, but be warned: more e.politics is right around the corner. In the meantime, let’s look at the numbers, last updated four months into the life of the site:
|Current Average Number of Site Readers Per Weekday:||[Who knows? Stats are voodoo.]|
|Number of RSS subscribers:||~330|
|Number of Online Politics 101 PDF Downloads:||6910|
|Number of Daily Articles Published (including this one):||379|
|Number of Comments Left by Thoughtful Readers:||259|
|Number of Spam Comments Submitted by Evil Robots:||131,045|
|Number of Articles Published that Gratuitously Reference Pornography:||[Our numbering system is insufficient to meet the challenge]|
|Panel Discussions/Speaking Gigs to which this Site has Led:||5|
|Number of Dates on which I’ve Been Asked because of this Site:||[Officially: Classified. Unofficially: You couldn’t HANDLE the truth.]|
|Amount of Fun I’ve Had Writing for this Site:||Incalculable|
It’s been a hoot and a half so far, kids thanks for being a part of it. And remember, if you’ve been reading this long, it’s about time you wrote something. Drop me a note and let’s chat.