The Ergosphere did not start with any kind of traffic counter. I was not overly concerned with quantity of traffic, but with the material facts and (later) the quality of discussions that would be here. How many people would read this? I thought, maybe a couple of dozen. Big deal.
Google finally tempted me one time too many, so I impulsively took up with Adsense last Sunday. The payment has been trivial (as I expected - I may drop the ads long before racking enough money to get a check) but for the first time I have some traffic statistics.
They surprised me. On no day this week has traffic been less than 240 page impressions per day. Unless a lot of the page views are spiders (which I would expect Google to filter), this means there are a couple of hundred people checking The Ergosphere on a daily basis. Only a very few comment and I get the occasional mail from someone I've never heard from before, but still... wow.
It's nice to know that there's a lecture-hall worth of you out there. Hope you find it useful and interesting. (With luck, I'll knock off something else from the post queue or get an impromptu entry done tonight.)
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