Sunday, February 25, 2007
Concurring Opinions (see Dan Solove, left) and PrawfsBlawg (see Dan Markel, right) both recently announced they had passed the million visit mark, and as one who has great respect and affection for the blogs and their authors, I say: Congratulations! We here in our humble backwater of the blogosphere can only hope to achieve those kinds of numbers some day somewhere. (Maybe we need a Dan.) Just to prove, however, that I am one of the world's great creative rationalizers, I did the following statistical comparison. Yes, it's true that PrawfsBlawg has had 1,000,000 visits and we have had 30,000. But look at it this way. Prawfs has had something like 80 contributors, and we've had 4 - so on a per capita basis, it is only beating us 12,500 to 7,500.
Another way to look at it is to compare the hits arising out of Mike Frisch's posts on the multiple takings of the bar exam versus my pictures of Mardi Gras. There Mike wins by a ratio of about 1,500 to 1 (the one being, I think, my daughter).
Thanks to Mike, Alan, and Nancy!