Monday, November 22, 2010


On Monday, November 22, 2010, at approximately 1:51 AM, Another Monkey received its 200,000th counted visitor.

Now, some caveats:  I did not place a counter on my site until several weeks after I had started it.  (This probably resulted in an undercount of half a dozen people or so.)  Also, it took me a while to figure out how to not count my own visits.  Additionally, more than a few of these counted visitors are actually visits from the GoogleBot, the friendly bot who stops by to see what you've posted and how it should be indexed for searches.  And there have been a few periods where I had to turn off the counter, or where it stopped working altogether - most notably the "Sitemeter Crashes the Internet" incident of August 2008.

Another Monkey was created on May 14, 2005.  I installed my SiteMeter a few weeks later.  I reached 15,000 visits on June 20, 2006, 20,000 visits on September 12, 2006, 30,000 visits on February 15, 2007, 75,000 visits on February 17, 2008, 100,000 visits on August 26, 2008, and 150,000 on October 19, 2009.

To visitor #200,000, who came from somewhere in Texas (allegedly Austin) to look at my latest post on the Sideshow Gathering, and to every single visitor who has stopped by before and since, I say:  thank you.  You make this all worthwhile.  Without you, I would just be talking to myself!

1 comment:

frackmountain said...

Congratulations on the milestone!