Story location: http://archive.pressthink.org/2004/05/31/quarter_mil.html
Some time today, PressThink will pass 250,000 recorded visits since it began in September, 2003. That’s worth at least some notice, and a word of thanks to all who have felt it worthwhile to check in here. So thanks, all PressThink readers. If you didn’t exist, I wouldn’t be doing this.
A note of gratitude to my top referers. In no special order they are: Dave Weinberger (Joho the Blog); Dan Gillmor, Andrew Cline (Rhetorica); Jim Romensko; Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit); Dave Winer (Scripting News); Cursor.org; Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine); Doc Searls; Ed Cone; Eric Alterman (Altercation); Roger Karraker (Hellsheet); Matt Welch; Mark Glaser; Tim Porter (First Draft); Bob Stepno; Terry Heaton (Pomo Blog) Tom Mangan (Prints the Chaff, now deceased); twistedchick; Design Observer; weblogg-ed; Siva Vaidhyanathan (Sivacracy); J.D. Lassica (New Media Musings); Roger L. Simon; Lost Remote; Jordon Cooper; Halley Suitt (Halley’s Comment); Jay McCarthy (Makeoutcity); Mary Hodder (Napsterization); Seth Finkelstein (InfoThought) Lance Knobel (Davos Newbies); Len Witt (PJ Net Today); Cable Newser and others I no doubt neglected to mention.
Here are a few other highlights:
Most linked to and most cited post: What’s Radical About the Weblog Form in Journalism.
Most well-trafficked posts (by number of hits):
Most bitterly criticized post: The President’s Secret Flight to Baghdad.
Posts drawing the most comments: The President’s Secret Flight to Baghdad (130); and BloggerCon: Discussion Notes for, “What is Journalism? And What Can Weblogs Do About It?” (121)
Most Googled post: The Other Bias at Fox News: Volume. (See this search.)
Most roundly misunderstood post: Brain Food for BloggerCon: Journalism and Weblogging in Their Corrected Fullness.
Post with the most staying power: PressThink Basics: The Master Narrative in Journalism.
Most consequential post (widest ripple effects): Adopt a Campaign Journalist in 2004: The Drift of a Suggestion.
Angriest posts: Die, Strategy News and A Politics that is Dumber than Spam, plus Why Karen Ryan Deserved What She Got.
Most spiritual posts: Thoughts on the Killing of a Young Correspondent and Neil Postman (1931-2003): Some Recollections.
Posts with the best discussion thread in comments: BloggerCon: Discussion Notes for, “What is Journalism?” and What’s Radical About the Weblog Form in Journalism.
Most original post (in author’s opinion): Unbuilding at Ground Zero and Rebuilding in Iraq.
Post most likely to praise journalists: Off the Grid Journalism.
Author’s personal favorites among PressThink posts: