" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 23, 2019

Over 2,000,000 Hits?

I never thought I'd get over two million views to this blog when I started it.
But if you don't pay a subscription to StatCounter like me, then the hit counter just gives you a rough ballpark figure it seems.
"StatCounter is a web traffic analysis website started in 1999.
Access to basic services is free and advanced services can cost between US$5 and US$119 a month.
StatCounter is based in Dublin, Ireland.
The statistics from StatCounter are used to compute web usage share for example.
 As of May 2019, StatCounter is used on 0.9% of all websites."
I've thought about getting rid of it from my blog, as I find the free version wildly inaccurate.
The hit count would probably be more like 2,500,000, but then who knows how many "real hits" you get to your site with all the spam-bots and readers who couldn't be bothered really reading anything written at your blog/website?
I guess it looks kind of impressive to see that figure, but it really doesn't mean that much in the long run to be honest.
And to think StatCounter was started in 1999, the lead up year to the Y2K panic that fizzed out like 2012 end of the world garbage (and thank God that one did).
You just can't count on anything being right in the times we live in, can ya?
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  1. Darren...

    Congratulations on hitting the 2Mil milestone on your site! You certainly have been prolific in your posts, since I have been a regular reader... Keep up the good work!

    - JH

  2. Thanks Jack.
    And keep those posts over at your site coming, as good bloggers in our field seem to be a dying breed ... sometimes literally.