Anything about that page jump out at you? What jumped out at me was Will’s claim that FITS News gets an average of 5,000 to 7,000 page views a day. Either that, or his preferred estimate of "eleventy kabillion."
What do y’all think? Maybe it’s possible, since he does a pretty fair job of keeping it current, and works hard at breaking news — which I have a newspaper to do for me, relieving me of that burden. I think of my blog as supplemental, not the main course.
But I’m sort of thinking that Will didn’t do what I did, which was to err on the conservative side. I said 1,000 a day. But I just went and checked, and for the last six months, it’s been more than 1,200 a day average. That is, if I did the spreadsheet calculation right. I sort of think I didn’t; that seems high to me. I know some of y’all are better at Excel than I am, so here are my current stats from Typepad — you do the math.
I asked Theodora Blanchfield if she had any substantiation for Will’s numbers. She said:
As I said in the intro, we just asked all the bloggers for their hits and
qualified that, therefore, they should be taken with a grain of salt.
Fortunately, I have low blood pressure, so I can use all the salt I want.