Panbo birthday, three years in the blog mine!
I didn’t plan to go off line on the occasion of Panbo’s third birthday, but, man, am I! I’m posting this entry using the free WiFi at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack (excellent), and a couple of my fingers aren’t typing at 100% due to a header I took off a bicycle yesterday. Where I’m staying there’s no Internet or cell coverage, and besides I’m tempted just to settle into a deck chair and watch the egrets, plovers, geese, etc. all day. In short, though I brought lots of entry material along, Panbo may be very sporadic this week.
But, gosh darn it, I’ve been a blogging fool these three years, and this is a good time to take stock. Check the stats below to see what’s happened since I started posting here, largely as a lark, in April 2005. A year later, I was getting the idea that Panbo really could “grow up and make something of itself,” and last April I apparently spaced Panbo’s birthday altogether, too busy, I think, preparing for web server and design changes. I can see that switch-over as a June dip in monthly First Time Visitors, like the Feb. 07 dip due to server problems, and the Sept spike I refer to as the Mac Attack. Yeah, watching the stats is a blogger addiction, but I am proud that Panbo is now regularly reaching more 60,000 readers per month. A big thanks to Panbo’s sponsors and advertisers, and to the commenters who make it more informative and lively.
And, while I know I’ve written about improvements like forums and easier commenting before—without much followup—let’s discuss again. Once I’ve recharged a bit, I think I’ll be up for tending to some site maintenance and modifications. What’s high on your list of things that would make Panbo better?