Monday, August 30, 2010

900th Post!

I'm only gonna take a moment to recognize this milestone for Ahoy Hanoi. This entry is officially the 900th post! Personally, I can't believe I've written 900 times. The sheer amount of it just seems, well, huge. I guess it has been like building a house, you lay one brick at a time and at then end of the day you take a step back and realize you've just built a wall.

900 seems like a huge number but really how can I celebrate it with my 1,000th post just around the corner? Doing some simple math (which is all I'm really good at), if I write a blog a day for the next 100 days, my 1,000th entry will post 10 days before my wedding. Realistically though, I'm gonna miss a day once in a while (sorry, mom, but it's true). So in actuality, my 1,000th blog might be about Huyen's and my wedding. I don't know about you, but I think that'll be a pretty cool way to celebrate a really momentous milestone.

For those of you who like statistics, here's the latest from Google Analytics*:
- Ahoy Hanoi has had over 126,000 pageviews.
- Ahoy Hanoi has had over 19,000 absolute unique visitors.
- 3.37% of my readers use dial-up to log into the site. Seriously, dial-up.
- Ahoy Hanoi has been read in 133 countries including Iraq, the Palestinian Territories and Bosnia and Herzegovnia. It has also been read in places I didn't even know were countries like: Tajikistan, Greenland (It's part of Denmark, right?), Macedonia, Guernsey and Vanuatu.
- After going two years without a viewer in South Dakota, I've now got seven!...two more than in North Dakota.
- I've got more readers in California than New York and New Jersey. I guess we know who wants to win the East Coast vs. West Coast re-settlement debate!

*These stats do not include the first seven months of the blog.


whose mom said...

And whose ingenuity do you thank for North Dakota FINALLY catching on?!!!

Benjamin said...

South Dakota, Mom! That was all you.