Our Millionth Visitor
posted by Daniel Solove
Well, we finally surpassed a million hits. We began the blog in October 2005, so in a year and a few months of existence, reaching this milestone is truly a proud moment for us. When we began, we wondered whether anybody would keep reading, but we’ve made it to this point, and we’re very grateful and fortunate.
So who was our millionth visitor? Was our millionth visitor a tired, worn-down, bleary-eyed reader in need of secret types of Starbucks coffee? A desperate professor late turning in grades and in need of a quick solution? An expert researcher seeking information about human anatomy, with a particular interest in Jennifer Aniston? A TSA employee in search of the latest airline screening techniques? A super-genius braniac with all-around good sense and judgment — in other words, just your typical reader of Concurring Opinions? Or you — yes, you, the person of the year?
The answer — none of the above. Our millionth visitor came from the U.S. Supreme Court on a Google search for “daniel solove advice for deciding cases.” Ok, in all seriousness, our actual millionth visitor was from Fairport, New York. He/she was referred to us from Madisonain.net, viewed 6 pages, and stayed with us for 2 minutes and 22 seconds. We don’t know much more about our millionth visitor, but we like to imagine that he/she is intelligent, well-adjusted, interesting, thoughtful, attractive, kind, and just wonderful in every way.
We’re quite happy to reach this milestone. So thanks to our anonymous millionth visitor. Thanks to the fact that he/she wasn’t looking for Jennifer Aniston. And thanks to all of you, our regular readers who keep coming back in the hopes that one day somebody will actually write something worth reading on this site.