A long time ago in a galaxy far away I used to do a lot of newspaper writing but got burned out by that and figured I could reach just as many, if not more, people on the web. So 10 years ago I registered a domain (and then a dozen or so more) and figured I’d be happy if I could ever reach 1 million page views/month which would be a much larger audience than I’m sure my newspaper writing ever had.
Unfortunately, I reached that in 2004 and then became very bored with the writing thing (World of Warcraft didn’t help).
The weird thing is the traffic just keeps increasing. Last Fall, the server was serving up about 1.2 million pages/month. Lately that’s climbed to about 2.5 million pages/month and is still rising. Not bad for something I do in my spare time.
Anyway, what’s also amazing to me is that the server that’s now 2-3 years old is able to keep up, especially given all of the dynamic elements that are part of pretty much every page. Macrobyte has done an excellent job of optimizing Conversant to get the most bang for the buck from hardware.