Time for a few facts that may or may not be ‘fun facts’.
This site now has 15,000 users and of that number about 4,000 are very active. Many folks just stop by once or twice a month while the 4,000 very active folks stop in 3-5 times per week. All of this traffic stems from the 1 link left for Gridbird 10 months ago as we wrote about in October.
The most popular time of day for folks to be on the site is between 8 and 10 am. Makes sense to us.
The most popular pages on the site are about as expected.
We have only had 1 person that we have had to ‘ban’ from the site. I think we all know that we leave most all (90%) of our political views behind when on the site. I know we have some very diverse views on the politics of the nation, but the 1 person we banned was ALL about politics. We really don’t have the ability to totally ban some one, but we can catch items and delete them and/or put their comments on a ‘review’ basis. Since we don’t have time to go through all of the comments if anyone notices anything please leave a message on any page and there is a chance I will see it.
Our initial goal was to have 25,000 users–and we didn’t really define how many active users would be reasonable–maybe 10,000? We know from the past that we will not be happy when the goals are met–it’s kind of like retirement money–you can never have too much.