Saturday, October 19, 2013
At least, that is the way Google counts it. I also use another counting service and they say I have only logged 800,000 page views. But, hey, that means I get to celebrate again next year, right? The business of counting page views seems to be a lot more complicated than you might think, since Google and Statcounter both regularly log groups of hits that the other doesn't register. But, anyway, now the log I see every time I log in says more than a million. Since the median blog has zero readers, that feels like something of an accomplishment.
I seem to get 100 to 150 visitors a day to the main page, representing about twice that many regular readers. the rest of the page views are people directed to particular pages by Google, or sometimes by a link somebody else has posted. A lot of these casual readers are students; you can see that one of my biggest post this month has been my review of The Fall of Rome, which must be assigned in a lot of classes.
Now I have to think of a way to celebrate.