At some point yesterday during The Incredible BA Site Slamming, this little blog passed the 6,000,000 visit mark since I installed the counter in May 2005. I've had over 9,000,000 pages viewed as well. Not bad for 976 days!
I passed 3,000,000 last June, so things are speeding up. I expect to have infinite visits by 2012.
As far as what happened on Wednesday, I had two articles (this one and this one) both on the front page of Digg.com (1400+ Diggs between them!), an unprecedented event in BA history. The server does fine when one page is Dugg, but two is beyond mortal servers. A typical day might see 20-25,000 visitors, but on January 22/23 I had 130,000. So you can see the issue. I will look into doing what I can to tune up the server so it doesn't get so bogged down again. I love being on Digg, but I hate it when people can't to get to the site! I couldn't even get in to post, comment, or update.
What a day! But I love you guys for clicking those Digg buttons.
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.