The Commonwealth Iconoclast

A site dedicated to covering issues relevant to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and nation at large, plus other interesting things too, as I see fit...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

50 Thousand Hits for Iconoclast

50,000 HITS!

A Year and a half young!

Iconoclast celebrates another little milestone!

For what it is worth, the Iconoclast just passed the 50 thousand hit milestone.

The Iconoclast made its first post about a year and a half ago on June 29, 2005. As of today, the Iconoclast has made over 200 separate posts or articles on issues great and small.

We started off with a pretty casual attitude that: What the heck, we got opinions too!!! Why not express them?

Good clean fun. Just a few friends fooling around in cyberspace. We have had a few disgruntled readers, but these are usually the same clowns we sometimes write about.

There was no thought of blogging to change the world. I don't even think there was ever the first thought that we would continue this blogging thing for any significant length of time. It was more a matter of playing around with a new toy to see how it worked.

But here we are a year and a half later marking off the 50 thousandth hit on the Iconoclast.

By blogging standards, 50 thousand hits is not a large number of hits. Some of the big name blogs can generate that many hits in the blink of an eye. But, 50 thousand hits is not entirely trivial either considering our rather narrow focus on issues and local geographic coverage (mostly Virginia).

We now know that the blogosphere has played a significant role in the recent political changes here in Virginia and across the nation. The Iconoclast is just one of thousands of individual blogs that participated in this evolving phenomenon.

Now and again, there has been some real interesting discussion. Maybe we have contributed in some small way to help change the world. Hopefully in a positive way.

Thanks for reading and especially thanks for your comments and tips on interesting stories.

NOTE: No, the accompanying photograph is not of the Iconoclast staff. We wish we had such formidable human resources to support our efforts!


  • At 1/31/2007 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You consider yourself a moderate? Your posts and links are all solid left democrat crazy. Hillary is more moderate than you. Or is this a troll-blog?

  • At 1/31/2007 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    of course 25,000 are probably from two nuts in Elkton!

    but still, nice site. I enjoy your perspective, and I by no means find it to far in any idelogical direction...

  • At 1/31/2007 10:50 AM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    To anonymous 10:23 am, yes we do get a lot of hits from our friends in Elkton. And we appreciate their interests.

    To anonymous 8:47 am, I can only say that I'm intrigued.

    So, can you illustrate with some examples our "solid left democrat crazy" position? Is our position on Payday Lending crazy? Is our position on electric deregulation crazy? Or is our position on politicians who say dumb things crazy? What exactly are our crazy positions? Frankly, I'm not too concerned whether it is a Democrat or Republican position, but I am interested in what you define as crazy. Some clarification would be greatly appreciated.


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