Yesterday, this blog reached a milestone by getting its one millionth "click."
Although I'm excited about reaching that number, I have to admit that "clicks" can be a little misleading in their perceived numerical importance. A blog basically registers a statistical "click" every time you, well, um, click on it. If you come to the website in the first place, and then click on a post to see the comments, and then come back to the main page, that was three clicks right there, for example.
On average, this blog gets around one thousand to twelve hundred clicks a day, with about five hundred to six hundred individual readers (according to www.statcounter.com). As I've mentioned to many people, when I started this sucker about three years ago, I never would have imagined how much I would enjoy writing for it and keeping it running. It is so bizarre to me how it seems to have taken on a life of its own and how many people I've gotten to know through it.
Although I get bashed quite regularly by folks who disagree with my opinion or content, I do think it is important to keep writing on the topics as they cross my mind. It is amazing to me how little information people have about the Criminal Justice System when they aren't a part of it, yet when they do actually hear about it, they are generally very interested in learning more.
I believe that we as Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors, Judges, Police Officers, or other Courthouse Personnel have the most interesting jobs on Earth. And naturally, I think Harris County has some of the best in the business at what we all do.
But, anyway, I just want to say thank you to all of you who read the blog -- whether it is because you like it, or you just like to read something to make you mad every day. Obviously if you guys didn't do what you do, there wouldn't be a whole lot to write about.
I also want to thank my Favorite Editor in New York, who first gave me the idea of starting to blog many moons ago, and who constantly corrects the grammar and spelling that I botch in my posts. If you pay attention, you might notice that sometimes my grammatical screw ups miraculously heal themselves the longer a post has been up. That's what having a good editor with your log-in ID will do for you.