A historical milestone of one’s own

The History Blog passed a million total pageviews today. Not just in one day, of course; I mean cumulative views since I first installed the counter in mid-September of 2009. That’s not counting my personal viewings, so the milestone isn’t composed primarily of me clicking on my old stories a thousand times a day.

Thank you all for reading, whether ye be silent observers, students searching for help with their homework, people in the news Googling themselves, and of course, my wonderful regular commenters who so generously contribute your own wit, curiosity and understanding to improving every post. :notworthy:


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Comment by edahstip
2011-09-25 23:52:05

There’s a typo in your post but I won’t embarrass you by pointing to it.

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 00:55:16


Comment by Map Monkey
2011-09-26 00:57:20

Congratulations! 1,000,000! Holey Moley! What stats program do you use? The one I have only tracks my page views for a year (the so-called “all-time” category, which clearly it is NOT!).
Anyway, keep up the excellent blogging. You are very prolific, and apparently LOTS of people are enjoying your blog!

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 01:20:27

I use the Jetpack WordPress plugin. It has many features, among them excellent stats.

Thank you kindly. I’ll keep on chuggin’. :thanks:

Comment by Edward Goldberg
2011-09-26 02:26:15

Auguri! Complimenti! But now that the congratulations are out of the way, isn’t it time for you to file an Environmental Impact Report?

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 16:14:31

Grazie assai! Yes, I’ll be filing that in triplicate posthaste. You wait here and I’ll be right back.

Comment by bort
2011-09-26 04:50:43

History-Blog, History-Blog does whatever a History-Blog does! Can it swing from a web? No it can’t, it’s a blog! Look out! Here comes The History Blog!

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 16:16:16

Pew pew! (I know that sounds like lasers but it’s actually Spidey pointing his wrists and shooting web at bad guys.)

Comment by Steve
2011-09-26 09:25:31

Congrats Liv! It does not come as a surprise to me. Your blogs are informative, humourous, and can even be downright raunchy (in a subtle kind of way, lol). Thanks to you, I can always rely on something interesting to read during my day. :hattip:

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 16:17:41

Thank you! I’m thrilled to fulfill all your subtle historical raunch needs. :lol:

Comment by Liam
2011-09-26 12:52:07

Congratulations! I have never commented before, but I’ve been reading your blogs almost daily for about two years now. They are fun to read and very informative, and I look forwad to them. Thanks for all the time and work you put into this great website. :notworthy:

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 16:19:06

Thank you kindly for reading and thank you for decloaking. Hearing from a regular reader for the first time is a great millionth view present. :hattip:

Comment by LadyShea
2011-09-26 15:39:56


Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-26 16:19:17

Muchas gracias!

Comment by Hans
2011-09-26 18:40:04

Congratulations Livius. I look in on you just about every day even though I don’t post that much. Good job! See you tomorrow.

Comment by Wayne
2011-09-26 18:41:51

Congratulations! I just found your blog a few months ago and now read it everyday. I love your stuff and your writing style. Plus you always find interesting history stories. Live Long and Prosper!

Comment by MrLemming
2011-09-27 10:46:35

Congrats Livius! It’s been a pleasure reading you for a few years now, best believe I shall continue to do so. This blog is what I always give as my ‘favorite website’ when asked.

It’s worth noting that my posts are usually neither witty nor understanding. But you always diligently respond and that just tickles me pink. Thanks. :hattip:

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-27 15:42:11

I disagree full-throatedly, sir. Your posts are usually both those things and more, thus making them a pleasure to respond to. :hattip:

Comment by bort
2011-09-27 19:07:38

The proper onamonapia for Spider-Man is *thwip*


Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-28 23:36:23

I stick corrected.

Comment by Jef Zaborski
2011-09-28 22:46:29

As Herodotus said, “The first million is the hardest.” Keep up the great work.

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-28 23:31:27

I thought that was Cat Stevens. :giggle: Thank you!

Comment by Željka
2011-09-29 11:00:55

Congrats! It is an awesome blog, so it’s no surprise :notworthy: I love every post, even about the subjects I am not that into, and it is so because of your style of writing :love: Thank you:)

Comment by livius drusus
2011-09-30 00:30:17

Thank you for your lovely words. I seriously didn’t realize there were people who read the blog for the writing rather than the topic. I’m flattered, thank you. :thanks:

Comment by David Carthage
2011-11-29 20:45:27

Congratulations! I’ve just discovered this, and it’s an awesome blog. (I particularly like that you report on Tolkien, Asterix, and the like–entirely appropriate for history nerds like me. More importantly, I didn’t know about the Hobbit illustrations–and I must have them.)




Comment by livius drusus
2011-11-30 01:11:14

Thank you! I’m delighted you found us. I think books like the Asterix comics and The Hobbit inspired a lot of history nerds when they were too young to know better. :D

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