Amidst all the excitement (and booze and Ladies) in Austin, I completely forgot that July 17th was the two-year anniversary of the launch of e.politics. Remember 2006? When dinosaurs roamed the Earth and Republicans ruled the Congress? I even had a job then! (Crazy talk, I know).
Goals for the next year? Same as for the last year: world conquest, adoring groupies and lots of time for all e.pol contributors and commentors to recline on a couch and be fed grapes. Plenty else has changed in just the past 12 months, though, so let’s take a look at the updated numbers:
|Current Average Number of Site Readers Per Weekday:||750-1000 [but who really knows? Stats are voodoo]|
|Number of RSS subscribers:||~650|
|Twitter “Friends” of E.politics:||161|
|Number of Online Politics 101 PDF Downloads:||18,306 [incl. 4679 of the new version 1.5]|
|Number of Daily Articles Published (including this one):||720|
|Number of Comments Left by Thoughtful Readers:||566|
|Number of Spam Comments Submitted by Evil Robots:||456,645|
|Number of Articles Published that Gratuitously Reference Pornography:||[Our numbering system remains insufficient to meet the challenge]|
|Panel Discussions/Speaking Gigs to which this Site has Led:||at least 17|
|Number of “Dates” on which I’ve Been “Asked” because of this Site:||[Officially: Remains Classified. Unofficially: Yowza!]|
|Amount of Fun I’ve Had Writing for this Site:||Incalculable|
It’s been a hoot and a half, kids — thanks for being a part of it. And remember, if you’ve read this far down the page, isn’t it about time you wrote something? Drop me a note and let’s chat.
Congrats on the 2-year milestone! As an already-adoring ePolitics groupie, I’m looking forward to your world conquest and, of course, plenty of grapes in 2009…