Garrett on the Road passed a small milestone today, when total readership exceeded one million.
A sincere thanks from me to those who have taken the time and effort to stop by and read the items I put in this space. It took a little under two and a half years to get here, but the growth since October 2009 has been exponential – and astounding to me. Only 100 folks read the blog the first month; in January 2012, more than 157,000 clicked in.
If you’re interested, the all-time most popular item of the 200+ stories I’ve posted here is “Moneyball’s Peter Brand, aka Paul DePodesta,” which is closing in on 192,000 readers – and still going strong. Posts about movies, movie trivia, movie stunts and movie locations seem to generate the strongest volumes. I’d like to put up more posts about movies, but the challenge is finding movies interesting enough to do a behind-the-scenes look at.
Going forward, I’d like to post some short features about interesting aspects of travel destinations that I’ve experienced. The 36 Hours-type features are fun, but they quickly go out of date, as places mentioned close, expand, change names, or alter their level of service. And new places always open, worthy of consideration. So I will try to focus on single-aspect sorts of things, that are meant to have a little more lasting relevance.
And perhaps, we’ll look more at the transportation industry. But that may, like the travel stories, one day be the subject of separate blog or two that this space may expand into.
But most of all I wanted to say thanks to all those who helped make Garrett on the Road such a success. At the rate this is growing, I could be back here again in September 2012, thanking you all for helping us to get to two million readers!
March 5, 2012