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Seventh Blogiversary — and 20,000,000 Page Views

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:23 am

This blog began on February 17, 2003, and is seven years old today.

Also, we hit 20 million page views five days ago, on February 12.

As always, thanks for reading.

UPDATE: This is a good time to remind everyone that this blog would not be what it is without the help of several people. DRJ is not only a highly valued contributor but also an incredible help behind the scenes, as is Stashiu, who spends countless hours keeping the site running and the comments section monitored. Their importance to the success of the site simply cannot be overstated.

Thanks also to Karl and Jack Dunphy for their high-quality contributions. and to the Jury members for their posts. A number of people have contributed to keep the site going, and while I still intend to write everyone individually, let me say here that each contribution has been very much appreciated

Finally, again, the readers and commenters make the site. Thanks again for reading.

42 Responses to “Seventh Blogiversary — and 20,000,000 Page Views”

  1. Surpassed only by the amount of words brad can shout in 65 minutes…


    You knew you hit the big time when they tried to steal it away :)

    EricPWJohnson (a8ea04)

  2. So if you go split screen, with a Spanish language mirror, you’d reach all of California.

    Think about it.

    papertiger (b56000)

  3. Happy Anniversary and btw does it blow your mind that 20 million people have read what you have to say? I am always just thrilled to see all of those who recommend what I have to say at Redstate, because it means they enjoyed what I said. I certainly in all my years prior to the internet had only those in my work and home to influence and now it is at least double that…LOL!

    JadedByPolitics (1f19fe)

  4. Naturally, all of the credit goes to DRJ: she’s the reason we come here in the first place! :)

    The appreciative Dana (3e4784)

  5. At least 7 million of those page views were mine. Stupid stuck f5 key.

    Congratulations on the milestones.

    Hadlowe (f36744)

  6. Congrats! It’s all because of a job well done.

    Robin Juhl (0102f7)

  7. Well done! And not all of the credit goes to DRJ, although she certainly deserves plenty of it and high praise as well!

    Coincidentally, today is also my brother’s 28th anniversary of service in the US Navy, where he serves as a Lieutenant Commander after starting as a Seaman Recruit many years ago.

    Thank you all for all you do!

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  8. I, for one, am looking forward to the next 20 Million page views.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  9. Congrats. I am a relative newcomer, reading you for about a year now. Thank Hot Air for leading me here. BTW, MMalkin has unloaded Hot Air to Salem Communications. Plenty of more info about it over there.

    East Coast Chris (ded5f2)

  10. Way to go! Here’s to the next 20 million. I think they’ll happen much more quickly.

    20 million! The cenus bureau should add Patterican Americans to their list.

    Matador (176445)

  11. This is an “must-see” website on a daily basis for many, with a wide variety of interesting commenters. I’m sure that running the blog has its highs and lows, but never doubt that many, many people value what you do.

    And you have the hits to prove it.


    Eric Blair (03ba54)

  12. Yours is the 2nd site I visit each morning (after PowerLineBlog). I do wish your RSS feed was working in my GoogleReader, tho’.

    ManlyDad (060305)

  13. Congratulations to Patrick and the team here. It’s an intelligent and fun site. And I do like the zeitgeist of the comments section here a lot, too.

    Patricia (e1047e)

  14. Congratulations. Well deserved. You are one tough Mo Fo Patterico.

    BT (74cbec)

  15. Congrats, Patterico. Always great reading what you have to say. That goes for your helpers too.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  16. Congratulations!

    htom (412a17)

  17. Congratulations. About 6 months ago I started to read blogs…and yours was the first that I stumbled upon…literally. Politics has not been of great intrest to me until the last election. I was very alarmed during the campaign when the American people and most of the media were ignoring the facts of Obambi’s connection to Bill Ayers, rev. wright, national birth, etc.
    With his radical left “leadership” after the election I was fighting mad,disheartened and fearful for the survival of this nation. The fact that the American people were blind, or something… and his numbers remained high was a BIG ? for me.
    I started to educate my self and you all have been a large part of the process.
    Congrats and Thanks

    sarah (98927a)

  18. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to post here, along with reading the subject posts – I was adrift after Cathy Seipp’s blog went away, and was glad to find another simpatico arena.

    Dmac (799abd)

  19. Congrats Patterico and company. Your posts are greatly enjoyed and appreciated, as are the opportunities to comment, debate, and learn.

    Thank You and Congratulations!

    Pons Asinorum (b14377)

  20. Dad gum that is awesome. Congratulations friend!

    GM Roper (a0b04a)

  21. Only 20MM hits???
    You really need to write some interesting stuff.

    Well Done.

    AD - RtR/OS! (3742c3)

  22. Well done, Patrick, and it’s my pleasure to provide filler in between your posts and posts by Karl and Jack Dunphy.

    DRJ (6a8003)

  23. Please accept my most sincere congratulations and well wishes for continued success. For me, and I suspect many regular contributors, your integrity is the light that attracts and then assures. I’ve not always agreed with you, but not once have i felt even a hit of disagreeableness.

    I also want to thank the menagerie of usual suspects who make this site the repository of the very best reflection of life in these United States. I look forward to seeing your names and your writings each and every day.

    Finally, a special thank you to DRJ for her wonderful mixture of sharpness and toughness and her warm sensibilities that are reflected at all times in her contributions. Gob bless Texas, and you, DRJ.

    God bless you and yours, Patrick.

    Ed from SFV (f6a87d)

  24. All these views are an obvious result of Anthropogenic Blogal Warming !


    Congrats !

    Alasdair (e7cb73)

  25. Congratulations Patrick! Behind every good man is a great woman. Congratulations DRJ! And many thanks Karl and Jack for making this an interesting place to come back to day after day.

    You guys all RAWK!!!!!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  26. A big congratulations and thanks, Patrick. Whenever we get a tad lax with the LAT, it’s nice to know we always have you to slap some sense back into us! Thanks also to Stashiu, Karl, DRJ, and Jack Dunphy for enriching our lives with their posts.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  27. Thanks also to Stashiu, Karl, DRJ, and Jack Dunphy for enriching our lives with their posts.
    Comment by Dana — 2/17/2010 @ 5:35 pm

    You have me confused with people who have talent. It’s all those guys… I just try to keep the wheels from squeaking too loudly. Congrats to all of them. :)

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  28. Although just started posting comments only recently, I’ve been visiting this site regularly for approximately 5 years. I thoroughly enjoy and learn so much from it. In my Top 5, along with Maggie’s Farm, NRO’s The Corner, PowerLine and Hugh Hewitt.

    Congratulations on your success!

    GeneralMalaise (ee9197)

  29. Staishui, I want to compliment you on so nicely holding your tongue when provoked and generally just letting wit, facts and smarts be your response. Almost always nicely played.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  30. Geez, I really should learn to spell your name correctly though…

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  31. Congratulations Patterico.

    You and the rest of the crew here do great work.

    Here’s to many more successful years.

    KingShamus (fb8597)

  32. Stashiu3 – I forgot to mention you in my comment. No slight intended.

    You RAWK too!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  33. As we say in Texas:

    “Thank you for a enjoyable, readable, nuanced blog that captures considered conservative ideas and allows a variety of thought-provoking comment.”

    Wait, that’s not what we say in Texas. In Texas we say:

    “Watch out for what? Oh sh*$! Damn armadillos! I hope it didn’t hit the oil pan.”

    Anyway, congrats to you and the whole Hee-Haw gang.

    Ag80 (f67beb)

  34. I recall a time when DRJ was a bit on the burnt-out (and maybe just plain burnt) side, and wanted to quit the whole blogging scene.

    May I say, DRJ, that I am immensely pleased that you are still here and still doing your thing, balancing out all the other Patterico bloggers.

    Congratulations, however belated, to Patterico as well. Probably the only lawblog I still visit on a regular basis.

    Gregory (f7735e)

  35. Congrats to all here. I came here from the-site-not-to-be-mentioned from a link to Stashiu’s discussion of GITMO, and stayed. I had a different screen name there.

    This is my favorite blog. And I hit a LOT of blogs.

    Virtual Insanity (d93c26)

  36. Yours is the only blog I read, Patterico – for almost four years now, I think. Yikes. That’s a long time, for me.

    It’s been great for me to have an opportunity, as a liberal, to discuss political ideas with people whose perspective differs from my own – and the atmosphere you’ve created here (with help of DRJ and the rest of the crew) has made that possible. In all honesty, the good will and general good sense of the folks on this blog have forced me to reexamine my own positions in a serious way on more than one occasion. And that’s a valuable thing. So thanks for that, and best luck for the future.

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  37. Well done, Sir. Many thanks from a grateful reader.

    Machinist (9780ec)

  38. Off topic, but (in thinking about the four years I’ve visited this blog) I went back and looked at some of my early posts and… jeez. I was kind of an asshole, back in the day. Sorry about that, to anyone who was around to witness it.

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  39. Big Brotherico is proud of his younger sibling and what he has accomplished through this site. Leviticus’ testimony is a prime example of how lives can be changed when politics are set aside, and the focus is placed instead on “the facts”. I might also add that this site (and others like it) have paved a new generation of journalism that we are only seeing the dawn of. I’m excited to sit back and observe, and can only imagine what lies ahead.

    Brotherico (5ea774)

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