Over 1,000,000 Served!
Well, we're going to go out and celebrate this evening. This week Robots Dreams crossed the 1,000,000 pageview threshold, and is continuing to grow and gain readership daily. Truthfully, the website probably exceeded a million page views some time ago, but since we didn't have software in place to track the website statistics for the first few months, we're only counting the actual data recorded after we added tracking software.
Without going into all the boring details, we will say that Robots Dreams has been enthusiastically accepted all over the world, and across a multitude of languages.
A large percentage, much larger than we would have guessed, of our readers are repeat visitors and many of them read Robots Dreams on a daily basis. Even more encouraging is the fact that quite a few of you have taken the time, and made the extra effort to write to us and give us feedback. That feedback is extremely valuable and useful, whether its positive or negative. No matter what, it helps us continuously tune and improve the quality of Robots Dreams, and for that we are very, very grateful.
Robots Dreams has also resulted in a lot of friendships being formed. Because of the Robots Dreams website, just in the past year we've been introduced to quite a few fellow robot fanatics across the globe, shared information, swapped stories and encouragement, and helped each other out to a large extent. Some of the most popular articles featured on Robots Dreams were contributed by our readers who took the time to introduce their robots and robotic projects.
It's also forced us to improve our technical and professional skills. Of course, before we started Robots Dreams we knew how to write, take photos, and create videos. But producing a website like this really drove us to dig in and figure out how we could improve our writing, take better photos under really demanding conditions, and produce better videos. It also required that we learn about html, RSS, CSS, video and audio distribution, FLASH, plus quite a few other techno-nerdy subjects we had no clue about before its birth.
Here's a snapshot of our most recent 500 visitors (gold circles):
It's not too surprising to find a large concentration of readers in English speaking countries like the US, Canada, and Australia. At the same time, Robots Dreams is popular, and has developed a large, dedicated following even in non-English speaking countries, including Japan, China, Europe, Central and South America.
So, we're going to go out and have a mini-celebration tonight. In some small part we'll be celebrating the accomplishment of Robots Dreams, but in large part and most importantly, we'll be raising our glasses to toast all of you, our readers.
Thank you for helping to make Robots Dreams all that it is today, and will become in the future. We welcome your feedback, and look forward to your continued readership.
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