Our half-birthday was Nov. 9, but we forgot. Blog years are like dog years — six months seems like a long time, so we wanted to take stock.
Traffic: From 475 visitors in May — probably all of them people who knew our real names — to being on track for 8,000+ in November. (We average 750 to 1,000 visitors daily.)
Reach: We've had visitors this month from 67 countries, including Christmas Island, Moldova, and Bhutan.
Some milestones: We started the news "digest" June 14, and a few weeks later it became a collaborative daily feature. In July Man of La Muncha's "Everybody Must Get Doned" post got BoingBoing'ed and traffic soared. In August we redesigned the site, retiring our first piggy logo (above) in favor of the current look. In September the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned us in an story about alternative meat sourcing in the Bay Area; last month we mentioned ourselves in a pork exposé for the Chron.
A big thank-you to all you Ethicurean-minded eaters out there for reading, commenting, and sending us ideas. We'd love to hear what you like or dislike about the site, and what you want more of.