In late 2007 I began my blog, “Warning Signs”, as a place for what had become daily commentaries. Sometime on October 15th it passed one million individual page views.
Every professional writer dreams of reaching millions of people with his work. It is part vanity and part pride in one’s endeavors. I am a bit of a polymath, someone who is interested in many things and whose studies range across history, science, economics, demography, energy, education, religion, and of course current events…to name a few.
Crossing beyond a million total individual page views means, of course, that quite a few of those views represent people who visit daily or weekly to read the commentaries, so it is likely not a million people who have visited the blog, but a significantly large number of regulars. Still, the fact that they come back is a great compliment.
My commentaries are disseminated to a variety of news and opinion websites beyond the blog, so they do reach a very large audience. I hear from people as far away as Australia and Russia, with all points in between where English is the lingua franca.
So! A million thank you’s to all who have visited and my hope that you continue to visit. And tell friends, family, and co-workers to visit as well. The world is a very big and complex place. There's a lot to know about it.