5,000,000 views! Thank You

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! (1888) a painting portraying an artists’ party in 19th century Denmark

My blog passed 5,000,000 page views today, which translates to about 4,000,000 visitors. (A visitor reads on average 1.2 pages.) That’s 8 years’ worth of blogging and over 1,000 posts.  Now Google probably gets at least 5 million clicks per millisecond but, heck, I’m just an old philosopher trying to organize and share my thoughts.

Anyway, I want to thank my many readers for spending some of their precious time reading my musings. Also, a special shout-out to those who take the time to comment. I often learn a lot from others’ ideas.

Finally, I would especially like to thank my patrons who offset the cost of hosting the site. In fact, my costs for hosting, spam filter, etc are now covered. Yeah!  That strangers contribute to the site just fills me with ineffable joy and gratitude. Thank you so much.


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14 thoughts on “5,000,000 views! Thank You

  1. That’s brilliant 🙂 Yet it is the rest of us who thank you! But it’s good to realize that this strange internet thing allows real writers like you, to easily write down an essay, article, etc. ( I think the word “blog” in your case is too pedestrian and common…
    anyone can write ‘blogs’ but very few can write about philosophy.) and publish it by basically pushing a button! If I think about it, it’s quite extraordinary.

    Speaking for me, yours are the only articles and essays about philosophy that I read online! For me, it is as if I have found a store I trust, I have no reason to go ‘buy’ elsewhere. There may be other things worth reading online written by others, but to me it would be the same as ‘shopping around to pinch pennies’. With you, quality is pretty much a guarantee!

    Thank YOU, John, and congratulations!


  2. Just to let you know, I would certainly be a patron too, if I could do it. As it is, I am basically a modern day Diogenes of Sinope, minus the living in a barrell part, and the crazy things he did, ha ha. What characters, these philosophers, I love them all.

    Thanks again.

  3. Congratulations. But I dislike grade inflation:
    I think you are ‘okay’ as a person—on a scale of one to ten, you are a six*—and am giving your site a C+.
    However, if you leave an apple on my desk, the site gets a B; although I don’t like grade inflation, a tiny bribe now and then is acceptable!
    *the majority of people in the world are three on the scale.

  4. You’re a success, John, and don’t need to be patted on the back.
    At any rate, it is true imo that most of us are a ‘3’,
    which is why doors have to be locked everywhere;
    why war continues:: here it is 2022, and Ukraine is still being menaced by Russia;
    why America’s politics are stuck in Reaganland;
    why after fifty years, Roe v Wade is still being argued about;
    why litigation is so expensive;
    why Trump, like an alligator, is waiting in Florida, and is supported by scores of millions;
    why our industry threatens the biosphere…

    “Hush this cry of progress…”

  5. Doc,

    Bully for you! I so appreciate your writing—and candor for that matter. So many of our modern-day scribes would find crayons and scratch paper a more suitable medium. I’m proud to say that I have contributed to your new benchmark and I am better for the wear. Continue to seek truth and when you find some more, be sure and share.


  6. thank you Jason. Doc (I don’t hear that anymore and I gotta tell you I like the sound of it!

  7. Some reader comments are so…so-so, that, to prevent grade inflation, one ought to grade them on a curve and…oops, they fell off, I’ll just give them an attendance trophy. Ooooh, I’m being so mean, I know.

    But now, seriously, on to the real subject: One can only humbly thank you thank you for the extraordinary and invaluable service that is this website.

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