Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A big day for the blog!

Indulge me for a moment please - this is a big day for the Phil's Workbench blog and I can't resist getting a bit nerdy about it.

Look, it's a blog about building trains'n'stuff. Nerdy is what we do.

Anyway, like every other blogger, I watch the visitor numbers to my site. We all get excited when these go up. Well, for me, one of these counters has reached a milestone.

This blog now has 100 regular readers.

Among the 350 or so people who drop in each day, just under a third are visiting and reading this stuff on a regular basis. This is an important number as it only goes up if readers are enjoying what they read and come back for more. On the other hand it could just be that you are all bored at work and this is more exciting than a spreadsheet.

Mind you, it's taken me 2700 posts and over 7 years to get here!

OK, so compared to many websites, these are penny numbers, but as anyone who blogs will tell you, it's incredibly gratifying that anyone bothers to read this stuff at all. I'd like to thank each and every one of you who take the time to look in. Hopefully, I'm being entertaining at least some of the time.

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I'm only here for the cake!

Ken555 said...

Is there a special prize for the 100th reader ?

Phil Parker said...

Yes there is and it wasn't you. Never mind, try again tomorrow!

Jackofallhobbies said...


Like you, I watch my numbers and get excited when they rise. I also know how hard it is to attract a lot of regular readers. I had very lofty ambitions my first month, but have now come back down to earth.
I am sure before long you will have 1000 regular readers.
Good luck and enjoy the milestone.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that I may be one of your Top 100 Phil. I continue to be amazed at your ability to create new content every day.
Thank you for an enjoyable daily read and congratulations.


Jeremiah Harbottle said...

Congratulations Phil. I only wish I could get just one regular reader for mine!