John Watson

Hello! My name is Watson and I’m a freelance web developer. I create web sites using the latest tech for clients of all sizes. Contact me and I’ll help you build your dream project.

One million visitors

I just wrote a post on about how I’ve had 1,000,000 unique visitors over the past 30 days. That’s a million individual people. The more I think about it, the more it blows me away. Until the internet came along and changed everything, the only way for a person to reach a million people on a regular basis would be to get on national television. Now any schmo with a website can do it. I think that’s great. It’s true I’m not doing anything world-shaking but I think on average people leave my site a little happier than when they arrived. A net increase in world happiness is good enough for me.

On a related note, I noticed that Firefox has taken the lead among visitors to (and has since August). I wouldn’t take this as a general indicator of anything as isn’t exactly mainstream but it’s interesting to see nonetheless.