It’s been often said “Time flies when you are having fun.” Apparently I must be having a blast since I didn’t realize that this last Monday was the third birthday for this blog. WOW, I can’t believe I’ve been writing posts for three years already.
So for those that are curious the stats stand as follows:
- 2 writers as of this month
- 765 posts (including today)
- 4209 comments
- 178,942 site visits
- 344,426 page views (including 49,311 from the old blogger site)
If you estimate a modest word count of 300 words per post that would mean I’ve written about 229,500 words which would translate to a 918 page book. Damn that’s a lot of writing, but really it’s only a fraction of what you have done in the comments. Collectively if we assume 100 words per comment all of you have written about a 1683 page book. Yikes!
What’s really mind blowing is if you track my net worth posts to the beginning. I started off this blog with a net worth of about $66,000 in Nov 2006 by Oct 2009 it was $281,400, which works out to a compound increase of about 62% a year. Obviously that includes the house value going up so I can’t take credit for all of it, but I’m still blown away it is that high.
So a big thank you to each and every one of you. For every idea, debate and laugh that you have given me over the last three years. You really are the reason that I do this. And to thank you all I’m giving away a $75 gift card ($ CDN) to a store of your choice to one lucky reader (provided I can order the gift card online or pick one up where I live). To enter just leave a comment on this post before Nov 19, 2009 (8pm CST). Limit one entry per person and please use a valid email so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be selected by a random number generator.
Best of luck and thanks again for reading.