It's official—Snapped Shot has now been in existence for an entire year!
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I'd like to thank all of you who stop by here on occasion to read what's going on—there must be about 5 of you by now! Woo hoo! :) I'd also like to thank Charles Johnson, Ace, Rusty, Michelle, and Allah for their linkage on the occasions that I actually write something that's not dreadfully boring, and thank Larwyn for his help in networking!
Over the past 12 months, Snapped Shot has been visited by 327,000 readers, who have viewed a total of 490,000 pages. We've briefly been in the top 10,000 websites in the world, and for the moment we remain somewhere in the top 12,000ish blogs, as measured by Technorati. We've been in the paper once, and on the radio as well, and while I'm not exactly a media maven, it's far more than I ever expected when I started this project! Snapped Shot has also recently been ranked the #48 conservative blog by American Conservative, but if you include the big guys who use tools like Blogger and MuNu, I'm definitely a lot farther down the food chain. It's all right, though—this is still way more than I expected!
Here is the first entry—Not too audacious, right? I hope I've kept my promises, at the very least!
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Looking back, our top stories over the past year involved allegations of counterfeit, which were fairly officially refuted, some analysis of a ventilated Reuters van, a photographic documentary of perpetual outrage, talk of rampaging youths, and a handful more.
Most popular were our recent re-discovery of Rage Boy (which, thanks to Christopher Hitchens, led to a deluge of traffic to this blog), the time when Al Jazeera Magazine made the mistake of hotlinking one of our images, talk of the Wren Chapel cross down in Williamsburg, and the attempted dhimmi-fication of George Mason University.
We've even managed to make a couple of friends along the way. Sorta.
All in all, this has been an amazing year for me, and I hope that y'all have enjoyed it as much as I have!