Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Fourth Blogiversary!

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It's that time of year again! The fourth blogiversary of Proof Positive. A little "inside baseball": This time last year, there were about 4200 posts , and 154,000 hits from 169 countries around the globe. Nine days after I started, I added the widget from Sitemeter, which started off at about three hits a day (and one of them was me!).

Today, nearly 6000 posts, 382,000 hits from 198 countries, (which, I think is every country on the planet*), averaging around six hundred hits a day. I'd like to think that some of that growth is because of the content, provided by members of "Team Proof", some because of the "kindness of strangers" linking from some great blogs and some mighty fine looking women, occasionally featured on these pages. (Stacy McCain's Rule Five) And in the last year, the blog expanded into the social media of Facebook and Twitter, though not to their fullest extent.

For those of you who visit on a regular basis, again, I thank you kindly for the time you spend here, whether contemplating the deep mysteries of life or just laughing as we poke fun at the foibles of fools. For those of you who were just suckered in, er, enticed by a headline or photograph, I am grateful to you, too, and hope that once you stumble in here, you stay a while and take a look around.

I ultimately take credit and/or blame for everything that appears here. To make this something you enjoy reading, I first make it something I would. Not everything here is meant to be earth shattering or profound, sometimes it's just funny, or interesting to me. And there's at least some new content everyday for non subscribers. (Subscribers sit with me on the beach, sipping rum drinks at Hanauma Bay. Subscription price To Be Determined.)

It's been a great four years. Most days are more fun than work. I have been joined by some outstanding bloggers, to entertain, enlighten and inform you, some great commenters and I am looking forward to more great things this year, with this very important election coming up. Let's take back our country, and let's do it in style!

I appreciate every one who visits here, even the ones who disagree with me. (And you know who you are!) I'm trying to educate you just as fast as I can!

-Proof

*My bad. My 199th country visited 4/3/12. #200 on 4/7/12

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(BTW, There was supposed to be cake! )

Second blogiversary posting is here. Third is here.

10 comments:

  1. Happy Damn B-Day Proof! I was a visitor from one of those countries...

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  2. Congratulations Proof! Happy Blogaversary!

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  3. Thanks, guys! I couldn't have done it without you! (Actually, I could have, but it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun!)

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  4. Congrads on your site. Your content sure helps along with 6000 post. My most popular site (by pageviews) is Obama Cartoons with some 3000 posts. That site is almost 3 years old. And getting a respectable number of hits each day. I've found it just takes time and work to get there. I just recently installed a site meter(just two days ago) at my Cartoon site. Again congratualtions on this blogaversary.

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    1. Thanks, RR! Always appreciate you stopping by. We'll all come by and light up your site meter!

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  5. Happy Blogiversary, many more to come!

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    1. Thanks, LCR! I get by with a little help from my friends!

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  6. Happy Belated Blogoversary, Proof!

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