Minutes ago, after seven years and 5,661 posts, the Free Frank Warner blog recorded its 1,000,000th page view.
For clarity’s sake, note that this was not 1 million hits in one day. I’ll never be the blogmeister Glenn Reynolds. I’ve got 1 million total hits in seven years, and I’m righteously proud of it.
After all this time, what have been the readers’ favorite posts here? According to the search hits on Typepad’s daily statistics, here are the Top 10 most popular FFW posts:
* U.S. coal mining deaths: 1990-2009. (2006, updated 2010)
What are the most popular FFW images? Take a look:
* ‘The Last Supper,’ front, back and both. (2007)
* John Karr’s handwriting looks like the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note, or does it? (2006) (I have no idea who looks at this, but the hits have been coming for years.)
* Jackie Chan. (2009)
* Fidel Castro. (2006)
* Hugo Chavez. (2006)
* Hugo Chavez. (2007)
Reliable readers. In these seven years, 14,257 reader comments also have been recorded here. Most of the comments have been civil, and every one (except the shoe ads) has made me think. Keep the ideas coming.
I’m grateful to you all for stopping by from time to time. In particular, jj mollo, CJW, Neo, George, Mark, Kevin, Lynne, Nicholas and even “What?” are reliably thoughtful provocateurs.
Thanks a million.
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Note: The millionth page view came from someone who called up my Sept. 14, 2008, post about John McCain photos by Jill Greenberg.