I demand the sum of…..two MILLION visits! Muhahahahahaha!

Yes, I know I did that bit before, but I liked it so much that I wanted to do it again.


Sometime yesterday, this blog hit another milestone. Sometime yesterday morning, Respectful Insolence™ recorded its 2,000,000th visitor. Unfortunately, “sometime yesterday” was while I was at work, and, due to pesky duties like meetings, I was unable to record the 2,000,000th visit for posterity, as I did for my 1,000,000th visit.

That was on January 22, 2007. To reach the 1,000,000 mark took 2 years, 1 month, and 11 days. To go from 1,000,000 visits to 2,000,000 visits took 9 months and 15 days. Nice. Even better, October was my second best month of all time with 121,582 visits, surpassed only by July (although if the usual pattern repeats itself as it did after July I’m in for a steep drop in traffic in November).

Of course, to keep me humble, P.Z. had to go and have his first million visit month ever in October. It’s nice to know that I’d have to increase my traffic by more than eight-fold over my second best month ever even to be in his range.

Competitiveness of the ant against the elephant aside, what feels really odd is that the 1,000,000 visit mark was a really a big deal, a huge milestone. Now 2,000,000 passed almost unnoticed.

Well, not really.

In any case, as before, I can scarcely believe that there are that many out there who are willing to read what I regularly lay down. All I can do is thank you all for reading and hope that you keep it up.