Our big birthday

Sometime in the next 24 hours, The Daily Worcesteria will celebrate a nice milestone.

100,000 views.

16 months ago, the blog was launched as a one-day affair to cover city elections in a more immediate, intimate way than had ever been done before locally.  Since then, traffic has increased at a steady pace, ensuring our next 100,000 will come much quicker. (Our past 8 months has been 73% busier than our first 8 months)

Over the ensuing time, the blog has evolved to suit what you want and ask from us.  Posts have gotten more frequent, as have the range of stories covered.  It’s been fun, even as we figured and figure things out as we go.  Some things work (who would have thought a live blog of City Council could be so popular?); some things don’t(What were we thinking giving a separate post to each single thing that happened at those meetings? And traffic updates? Wow). But we’re always willing to try something new.

And we’ll continue to do ‘something new,’ pushing and evolving how news is covered and delivered in Worcester, using this spot as a testing ground.  We’ve got some really cool toys and tech we can’t wait to unveil in the next few weeks that will bring Daily Worcesteria to a whole new level.  (Could we be getting a sister blog?)

So, thank you.  Thank you guys for making this fun and sticking with us. Thank you for spreading the word, for keeping discussions going, and for being the best damn readers in Central Massachusetts.

Long live the Daily Worcesteria.

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4 responses to “Our big birthday

  1. And a very happy birthday to you! May the cake not be virtual.

  2. Mike

    If I am the 100,000 viewer are balloons going to fall out of the cieling and you are going to pop up behind me with a cake and one of those big Ed McMahon/Happy Gilmore style checks? If so I am going to every computer I can find to ‘log on’!!!

  3. Congratulations on 100k hits! And keep up the good work!

  4. w00t w00t!!

    Congrats!

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