A Milestone Reached

Actually the milestone was reached a long time ago, but due to changes in software, life changes and other restarts, this is the official milestone event for Chiriquí Chatter as recorded by WordPress. Whew! Too long a sentence, but I am excited.

Sometime today, Chiriquí Chatter will cross the 2 million (2,000,000) views boundary.

When I started this blog, in 2003, I did it to have an easy way for my kids in the U.S. to know that I wasn’t pushing up daisies yet. You know what I mean. It was a way to show that the ole dog still had a little howl left in him.

There was a period of time when the blog went into hibernation and even the ole dog wondered “what the howl” was happening. In 2005 CC came back online as .net since someone had taken .com that CC had been using.

It has remained up since then, well most of the time at least. Don’t want to tempt fate.

Depending on what is happening, CC is viewed by between 20,000 and 40,000 people a month. On average CC is getting more than 800,000 hits a month. Of course a lot of that is search engines and some idiots looking for a place to hack.

I still get a kick out of looking at the two maps on the right side of the page showing the locations of actual visitors. The first gives a little animated view showing where current visitors are. The second gives information on the distribution between countries.

When I was contemplating CC, I wrote this poem. It still fits.

Poems have always been fun for me and one of my favorite poems was a “TexMex Mexican Food Damn, I would like some right now!

CC has been and continues to be an important part of my life. My kids still know I am not pushing up daisies.

There have been several moments in CC that have really made me feel good.

I was trying to think what I consider the one post was that I look back on with the fondest memory. I have decided it was the one where I was able to connect a father with a son that he never knew he had. While I did remove the contents of the post, I did write a poem about it.

To those that have stuck with CC since the first, I thank you.

To those of you that just came today or recently, remember that the most important thing about this blog is your comments. I have always felt that the comments provide more information than the posts themselves.

Comments are also sort of like a report card. The more comments received, the better the grade.

As of today, CC is working on its three million visitor milestone.