90 Miles From Tyranny : As I Approach 1 Million Page Views...

Monday, July 15, 2013

As I Approach 1 Million Page Views...

After 10 months of blogging, I am going to surpass 1 million page views sometime tomorrow.

This is no easy task, but here is a good set of rules from the classic post:
How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year from: The Other McCain.

I could not have achieved this milestone without the help of so many other bloggers.  Without them, I would not have been able to surpass my first month page views of 101 views.  Take a look at my blog roll, those bloggers slugging it out every day were all good enough to link to me and they are the reason I am writing this post today.

In my first month of blogging, I got a total of 101 page views, my second month, 106 page views, (this was not going well), then in November, The Feral Irishman made a post asking if anyone wanted to be added to his blog roll, I asked to be added and he graciously added me and I learned my first major lesson about getting noticed in the blogosphere:  Linkage.

I started to get linkage from great bloggers like http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.comhttp://hopelesslysane.blogspot.com/, and http://capitalistpreservation.blogspot.com/.

Still in November, I was lucky enough to get linkage from these awesome bloggers: http://knuckledraggin.com/http://angrymikeshood.blogspot.com/http://misskweensworld.blogspot.com/ and http://pitsnipesgripes.blogspot.com/.

And so many more bloggers that linked to me.  I thank all of you, if you are on one of my blog lists, I thank you for the linkage and all the hits you sent my way!

Here are some stats from the first few months of blogging, notice the jump in November after I started getting linkage:

My First Month September: 101 page views = 826 years till 1 million page views (at this monthly level)
My Second Month October: 106 page views = 778 years
My Third Month November: 5819 page views = 15 years
My Fourth Month December: 24974 page views = over 3 years
My Fifth Month January: 73858 page views = A Little Over 1 year

On June 13th, I predicted I would hit 1 million hits on July 22nd.  I am a bit early...

One Of The Greatest Blog Posts Ever: How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year


  1. Congrats Mike, one heck of a Milestone ;-)

  2. Thanks MissK, you were also one of the earliest bloggers that linked to me, thanks so much!

    1. You're very welcome. What I saw was a man on a mission, had to link ya. Besides, I steal your stuff all the time, with mention of course ;-)

  3. Speaking of links, How about a ad there big guy. In thre years I haven't reached 10,0 yet. I'm still small time ;). Thanks for all you do.

    1. I thought the whole world knew about http://robertsgunshop.blogspot.com/

  4. Congratulations, my friend....it's been fun watching your blog grow. I've always had a simple rule, link me and I'll do the same. It works, as you've proven.

  5. Hell yeah Mike...you the man!

  6. congrats - enjoy your success