I just realized that a little over a year and 2,064 posts ago, this blog was born. I've had a lot of fun with the blog. While I'm not always right (a nice way of saying "often wrong"), I appreciate the patience and insight that many readers share in the comments section, and in other blogs that reference The Open Road.
Because of such references, the traffic for this blog has increased significantly. How significantly? Put it this way: Traffic has gone up 1000 percent since July 2007. We've had millions of visitors and page views in The Open Road's inaugural year.
Over the year, it has also become increasingly clear from which sources most people learn about posts here. While an increasing number are repeat offenders who subscribe to the blog (including a significant number of people who hate the blog but can't seem to leave :-), 76 percent are net new visitors. The big traffic generators? In order of traffic:… Read more