Here’s one for all you weblog traffic nerds. I first began clocking traffic on this site (via the super wonderful Statcounter) back in April 2007, i.e. two months or so after I opened for business here, and earlier on this afternoon the cumulative hit count on the site since then went over the half a million mark. The graph opposite (double-click on it to see a bigger version) illustrates the growth in traffic over this time period.
When I started out on this humble initiative almost four years ago, I never thought for one minute it’d take off in this way. Then again, I never thought we’d only have one Connacht title to show for our efforts since then. Or that we’d lose to Longford in the first round of the qualifiers.
For my part, I’ve greatly enjoyed (despite all those frequent downers) the ride to the half a million point and I hope that you have too. With positive thoughts about our future prospects once more coming into vogue, I guess it’s only fair to wish that the push towards the million mark will also involve the chronicling of more satisfactory contests. If it does, we could all be in for some fun times. God knows, we could all do with such a development.