Been looking at my server logs.
In the 24 days since the beginning of this year, buggery.org has had 22,549 unique visitors, registering 374,495 hits.
Of those visitors, 1479 were by various bots, crawlers and other non-human entities, so let’s disallow them. A total of 4232 hits were on the comment script, of which 99.9 percent were spammers, and about 99 percent of those spammers were stopped by MT-Blacklist. Let’s adjust the numbers to allow for that, too
That leaves 20,838 happy, shiny people, an average of 868 visitors a day, about a 50% increase in the last two months. If things keep going at this rate, I’ll have more readers than The Australian within two years. Bigger than Rupert Murdoch!
But a lot less rich. Obviously, I make bugger-all out of this site, and I don’t expect that will change, but it’s currently costing me $39.95 a month for hosting, plus 5.5c for each megabyte over 20GB. For January, that’s looking like a total of close to a hundred bucks. The next plan up has unlimited data transfer, for sixty-some bucks a month, so I guess that’s where I’m headed. Still only about $2/day for all the joy and happiness and obsessiveness that this site gives me, so I can’t complain.
And no, I won’t be selling advertising space on this site. Advertising is a scourge, and you’d just Adblock it anyway.