One million hits!

Million-hitsI knew it was coming, and yesterday it happened. I was really hoping to see hit number 1,000,000 appear on the small ‘Blog Stats’ item at the bottom of the right sidebar, but I just missed it due to a small traffic spike right around the time that it occurred. As near as I can tell, the one millionth hit came at 1:27 p.m. (Central Standard Time) from somebody in Tempe, Arizona. Whoever you were, whether a regular reader or just passing by, congratulations. However, the real thanks must be shared with all of you who helped log the previous 999,999 hits, for without you there would be no Beetles in the Bush. Here’s to two million!

p.s. To those who would poo poo this accomplishment, who think that internet traffic site stats are meaningless, that there is nothing out there but an army of bots and search engines generating irrelevant stats, please go rain on somebody else’s day.

© Ted C. MacRae 2015

About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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11 Responses to One million hits!

  1. Wanderin' Weeta says:


  2. Bioman says:


  3. rcannon992 says:

    Wow that’s amazing!

  4. Mark Rapoza says:


  5. Richard says:

    Congrats! Just an amateur but really enjoy your blog!

  6. Thanks, all! Much appreciated.

  7. Maiko Natsukawa says:


  8. James C. Trager says:

    I can define it, but he concept of a million is truly beyond me. All I know is that’s great, Ted!

  9. Troy says:



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