One Million!

millionHmmm. With all of the current bandying about of “Billions” and “Trillions” in the news (at least over here in the USA – referring to dollars, and economic stimulus packages and so forth), every single day, “One Million” sounds decidedly underwhelming doesn’t it? Perhaps I should instead write [tex]10^6[/tex]. Does that help?

Why am I focusing on this number? Well, while I’ve been in hermit mode the last week (uh… yes, that’s where I was and I’ve got the beard to prove it – was resetting my head over Spring break – more later) the sitemeter counter continued ticking away and sometime today passed the One Millionth Visitor To Asymptotia mark! So we have a landmark of sorts. One worth noting. So…


I’d planned to note carefully that visitor’s data (you can tell roughly what part of the world they click in from; don’t worry – no more sensitive information that that really) and shower good things upon them, but… I was out shopping when it happened and since then more than 100 visitors have come and gone. Since the meter only keeps a record of the last 100 visitors, I missed my chance. So thank you, 1000000th visitor, although equal thanks go to the 999999 people who came before you. All of you, thanks for visiting, reading, coming back, and telling others about the blog. Do keep on coming and bring friends.

Maybe I’ll try to pay more attention the next time a million comes around… Or make a resolution to make a really big deal of the ten millionth, [tex]10^7[/tex]. Rest assured I will not hold my breath for quite that long though….


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10 Responses to One Million!

  1. Supernova says:


  2. CoffeeCupContrails says:

    wow! congrats…

    and, um… i was the one millionth visit-or. what did you plan on gifting?

  3. Yvette says:

    Wait, one million UNIQUE visitors or one million in general? Kinda different y’know… tho either way, congrats!

    And I confess I like checking my blogger stats more than I should. I keep getting interesting trends, such as all my ex boyfriends still stalk me and I still get lots of hits originating from grad schools that rejected me. Curiouser and curiouser.

  4. Clifford says:

    Well, I imagine it is my modest cluster of regular readers ( 🙂 ) coming again and again (thank you) along with 750K google searches for images of flowers. A million (with regular visits for more – given that there’s new content nearly every day) is a million. I’ll take it. 😉


  5. Athena says:

    Congratulations! I think it’s fun to take note of milestones. And the geek in me thinks it’s even more fun to have some visual representation or equivalent of large numbers. Here’s something I found you might enjoy — one million dots on a page:

    Any more interesting ones out there already?

  6. magrittesky says:

    Congrats Dr. Johnson! I only recently discovered your blog but it’s nice to have helped it reach that milestone. 🙂

    That’s a nice link, Athena. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around large numbers. I actually bought a childrens book called “How Much is a Million” by David M. Schwartz to help me them.

  7. Elliot says:

    Very cool. Seems like with this kind of traffic, some sort of commercial exploitation should be coming soon…. 😉


  8. Clifford says:

    No, not really… Over the years, I have been regularly approached, and I regularly decline.


  9. Carol&Co says:

    Late but congratulations from the 4ms!

  10. occasional says:

    Congratulations! And looking forward to see the 10^7 post soon 🙂