In the next day or two probably, our little baby blog (about 3.5 months old now) will reach 10,000 unique "hits," that is, hits from different people/servers. So, happy 1/4th year birthday to us! May there be more good quarters to come. To light our candle, senior blogmeister Ralph Luker writes the following on Cliopatria:
I don't know whether Dan Cohen's speculation that blogs may replace H-Net's listservs as our preferred means of communication is likely to happen, but some very field-specific blogs (Mary Dudziak's Legal History Blog or Paul Harvey's Religion in American History, for example) seem to have become essential reading. Tim Lacey's U.S. Intellectual History has that potential. He's put out a call for more contributors).
So happy 10,000th hit for us, a thanks to Ralph for his kind cyber-thoughts, and best wishes to Mary and Tim's excellent academic blogs as well.
Update: we hit our 10,000th hit this evening. We're never going to get any land-speed records for blogs, but keep those cards and hits a'comin!