Monday, July 7, 2008

End of Roosevelt Islander's First Year, Beginning of Second - Thanks to Everyone For Contributing!

Roosevelt Islander Monthly readership statistics mid-September 2007 - June 2008 from Statcounter

The Roosevelt Islander Blog is starting it's second year of existence this week having begun on July 4, 2007. Hard to believe it has been a full year of blogging. I want to thank everybody in the community of Roosevelt Islanders from all over the world who have contributed their thoughts, ideas, comments, suggestions and links. They are all greatly appreciated. Please continue to do so because much of the information and ideas for posts come from you.

I also want to thank RIOC President Steve Shane who, though we may disagree on some particular issues facing Roosevelt Island, has always been available to answer questions and provide comments on issues of concern to the people who live on Roosevelt Island. Assemblymember Kellner and State Senator Serrano, together with their staffs, have also contributed to the blog and I am grateful for their participation. Dick Lutz and the Main Street WIRE have been a great resource for current news about Roosevelt Island as well as a fantastic historical archive. Fellow blogger Roosevelt Island 360 has provided much assistance as well as interesting posts to link to. The Common Council members of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association have also been of great help. Most of all, I want to thank Barbara for indulging me while I rant and rave over one thing or another. Without her, none of this would be possible or worthwhile.

Here is the first post. This all started because I thought it was not right to charge admission to view the July 4 fireworks at Southpoint Park. At that time, and for quite a bit thereafter, all POSTS WERE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. NYC's leading neighborhood and real estate blog Curbed thought the CAPS were a desperate cry for ... something :
All caps? GENIUS. We can think of no better way to draw the necessary attention to these critical issues. Bravo, sir. Also: we're sort of scared now.
It wasn't genius - but probably was a desperate cry.

To summarize the year with statistics, there have been a total of 593 posts. Since beginning to keep readership statistics with Statcounter on September 10, 2007, through July 3 2008, the Roosevelt Islander blog had a total of 63,031 unique visitors or an average of 212 per day. The chart above represents the monthly readership statistics beginning in Mid-September 2007 - June 2008. June 2008 had the largest monthly readership of 8,368.

Finally, I received this very nice comment yesterday from Bill, a potential new Roosevelt Island resident, which makes me feel that continuing the blog is of some value:
Thank you so much for creating this Roosevelt Island blog. You are really helping me in finding out things that will influence my decision on whether or not to become a Roosevelt Islander.


Anonymous said...

This blog has been awesome. Thanks! How about adding a forum section? I would love to have a open forum for all of us talking about whatever we feel like.

Anonymous said...

Keep all the great posts coming! Love your blog and has been very helpful since the first day I moved to Roosevelt Island.

Sung Meister said...

It has been a pleasure reading your blog.

I will probably leave the island in about 6 months but even after that, i will keep on reading your blog.

Keep up the great work!



Wow - thanks for all the kind words.

3:52 - I am working on creating a forum section or social network function where readers can interact with each other. Not that easy with blogger platform but hope to have it soon.
dontbother... sorry to see you go. good luck in your new location.

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