Numbers, of course, do not tell the whole story. Still they say something. This morning PRELUDIUM passed the 1,000,000 visit mark. Obviously there are not one million different visitors, indeed it is very clear that there are a number of people who have checked in rather often. But one million is a fairly sizable number for a one person blog.
The one millionth visitor was from Strongsville, Ohio.
PRELUDIUM started counting in February 2004, 55 months ago. The average number of visitors a month then is about 18,200. I have written 1373 posts in this period, or roughly 25 entries a month.
As readers know PRELUDIUM is the work of one writer and the vast studio resources of PRELUDIUM's home office. The junk in the mind and the junk in the room are roughly parallel in influence of what is done on PRELUDIUM's pages.
The purpose of this blog was originally to work for what I believed to be an emerging new vision of the Anglican Communion. As time went on the purpose changed first to attend to the attempted coup d'eglise that I saw arising out of the actions of the realignment crowd. Now PRELUDIUM tries to attend to the need for visionary and progressive sensibility in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.
I have no idea if any of this is finally of much use, but it still remains a pleasure to write and there seem to be sufficient readers to make it worth the effort. I am amazed that it ends up being roughly 25 posts a month. My guess is one or two of those per month carry much value, the rest are straw.
Thanks to you who read this thing. There is more to come.
Readers are a blessing, but then so are more recent blessings: the new grandchild, Luke, the great-grandmother Anne who decided to live on and do computer art some more and see her great grandchildren born, and family and the boat.
Right now one million seems a good point to mark with simple pleasure the joys in living. Thanks be to God.