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Thank you for a great year!

As we count down the final minutes of 2009, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for making 2009 an incredibly successful year for BCB.

Earlier today (sometime around 11 am), the 2,000,000th visitor stopped by this site. If you've been around for a while, you'll know that we reached one million last December, so  we've roughly doubled the site's traffic total since turning the calendar over to 2009:

Year Visits
2006 123,014
2007 359,194
2008 506.205
2009 977,338


Just like I did when we reached one million, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who's helped us reach this point. We've added several new contributors this year, and they've done a great job, as have the contributors who preceded them. In addition, I've been thrilled with the work of our new weekend editors. Having them on board producing consistent weekend content has been a huge step towards my goal: making this the best place on the web to talk Brewers regardless of the day of week, season or offseason, or time of day.

This week has been a perfect example of what I'm trying to accomplish here. Saying it's been a slow news week would be a massive understatement. There's nothing going on this week. Even Adam McCalvy and Tom Haudricourt went on vacation, leaving us to our own devices to find things to discuss and keep the hot stove warm. Not only has there been a Mug every day this week, there have still been dozens of comments on each of them.

Of course, most of the credit for that belongs to you, the reader. Thank you for taking the time to make BCB a part of your day, whether you're here every day, some days, or you're here for the first time (people got here today by searching "Wonder bread," "cubs blow ups" and "facepalm quotes"). I hope you've been entertained at times, informed at others, or simply enjoyed being a part of our community.

With a new milestone comes a new goal: I want to reach three million by the end of October. I think that's an attainable mark, and I'm hoping you'll help us reach it.

At any rate, thanks for being a part, however large or small, of what we've been able to accomplish here. Also, if you're reading this after midnight, happy new year. Friday's Mug will be up in a few hours, but it will most likely be a little late, depending on when I get to bed tonight.