Arts/Literature

1,000,000

On Sunday, Scholars and Rogues marked one million hits since our humble blog began last year. Some fun facts:

* S&R’s first day on the Internet was 15 April 2007.

* We had 23 hits on that day.

* Michelangelo’s statue of David was the masthead image (though he’s not officially recognized as our first “Scrogue”; that dubious honor belongs to Lord Byron).

* 10 days later we had our first 1,000-hit day.

* As of midnight last night we have 1,001,852 page views.

* We’ve had almost 700,000 hits since moving to our own domain name in October 2007.

* Some of the names we mulled before settling on S&R: Babylon Ballroom, City of Rain, Cultural Compass, Digital Shepherds, enCompass, Golden Spike, Ministry of Ideological Purity, Off-World, Sanctum, Signal2Noise, ThinkWest, What Rough Beast among many others.

* Charter member Jim Booth came up with “Rogue Scholars” on 11 April 2007 and over the course of the next few days it morphed into Scholars and Rogues and became our official name.

Thanks to all of our many readers and commenters–some of whom have become members of our crew–over this first year of S&R’s life. We’ve accomplished many things so far and we still have lots to do. So hang on for the ride… you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

8 replies »

  1. Congrats guys! Keep up the awesome work.

    Among the 400 some odd tech blogs I read every day… S&R is the only political blog I make sure I read on a daily basis. One of these days I’m going to take up your offer to do a guest post here, Mike. (And that will be known after as “the day the traffic died.”)

  2. Josh wrote: “One of these days I’m going to take up your offer to do a guest post here, Mike. (And that will be known after as “the day the traffic died.”)”

    On the contrary, guests posting means I post less, which keeps traffic *up*.

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