New World Notes launched in March 2006 (after 3 years of being a Linden Lab-sponsored blog), and after 8 years of operation, recently hit a milestone: 10 million page views. (Screengrab at left.) That's thanks to everyone reading this now and in all the years in the past, major sites like Boing Boing, the BBC, Kotaku, and Reddit who bring in occasional traffic spikes, and just as much to Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins, who's been writing for NWN for just about all that time.
10 million is a nice number, but I'm even more boggled by the other numbers here: 7,532 posts, and 47,559 reader comments. If you assume each post is an average of 250 words (equivalent to a single book page), and each comment averages out to 100 words, that means:
- I've written about 1,883,000 words for New World Notes so far.
- Which could fit in a book that's 7,532 pages long.
- And New World Notes readers have made about 4,755,900 worth of comments.
- Which could fit in a book that's 19,023 pages long.
Here's to the next ten million pageviews more -- and millions more of your own comments! Thanks again for both reading and writing.
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