1,000 Posts… 500,000 Visits

I didn’t know whether to mention this or not at first but this is in fact my 1000th post on Savidge Reads. Initially I wasn’t sure if this was worthy of a post all of its own, in fact if it hadn’t been for my new schedule of, well, scheduling posts I wouldn’t have noticed. Yet when I did spot this was coming I did think it worth a mini mention. So hurrah…

And if that wasn’t enough I also wanted to take this special post to say at least half a million thank you’s too, as when I spotted the fact I was on post 1000 I also had a look at my overall stats. I couldn’t believe it when I saw that incredibly there have now been (and these don’t include me clicking over and over myself when I am spell checking WordPress informs me) over 500,000 visitors on Savidge Reads which completely flummoxes me.

Who knew when I wrote and posted that first tentative review of a Susan Hill novel, before not doing anything again for another three months, that another year of no comments or traffic would make it to 1000 posts later? The fact this is the case and over 500,000 of you having visited since,be they one offs or repeat visits, almost seems too much. So thank you, thank you for reading and following. Savidge Reads wouldn’t be what it is without your comments, emails, discussions and the like. It’s been really, really lovely, so a big thank you all for dropping by, it means a lot to me indeed. Right, back to books I think…


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22 responses to “1,000 Posts… 500,000 Visits

  1. Congratulations on the 1000th post – anyone interested in books if they come once to your blog will always visit again.

  2. dom agius

    what a total literary Hon you are!
    immensely proud.

  3. Jo


    I have just been back and looked at your list of books read in 2007 – 69 books. How many a year is it now?

    Here is to the next 1000

  4. Absolutly here’s to the next 1000 – looking forward to them

  5. Congratulations — and well deserved half million. We visit you because we love you.

  6. Wowee! I’m so impressed but not surprised some how as you are such a devoted reader and dedicated blogger – I’m often in awe of how frequently you post such quality reviews. I second Harriet. We do visit because we love you 🙂

  7. lizzysiddal

    Quite an achievement, Simon. And I’ve enjoyed every word.

  8. Congratulations! Well done on so many excellent posts.

  9. Congratulations Simon! Fantastic stats. I hope you stick around for 1000 more posts 🙂

  10. Louise

    Congratulations on your blogging milestone!! well done!!

  11. gaskella

    Cor blimey – Well done Simon!

  12. lubylou12

    Amazing news Simon, congratulations, can’t wait to read many more of your posts!

  13. Huzzah!!!!!

    So glad to have discovered you and that you never gave up. You are a wonderful addition to my reader.

    As much as you are thanking us, I’d like to thank you.


  14. Congratulations, Simon! 500,000 visits and 1000 posts is a massive achievement. Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading your next 1000 posts over the coming months and years.

  15. Jen

    Congratulations, Simon! Your blog is always the first blog I check each day. =)

  16. Congratulations! Love your blog!

  17. That’s an immense achievement:)

  18. Wow, well done, I had no idea you were near the big 1000! And you’re 50,000 visitors ahead of me 😉

  19. I’m a bit late with this, having been offline for a week, but congratulations on reaching this milestone. Here’s to the next 1000 posts.

  20. A belated congratulations, Simon! You’ve achieved these stats in record time! Well done you. 🙂

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