Michael Gerber
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Admire the commitment, and note with pleasure that this is the Correct Period of the group

Last January, I set a secret goal for the site: 100,000 pageviews in 2014. This was a bit ambitious, but only a bit — probably 15% more traffic than we’ve gotten every year since 2008 when this little monster was born. This morning I checked our logs, and we need just 11890 pageviews to reach our goal.

So I’m asking: would you tell a friend about Dullblog? Forward a favorite (or unfavorite) post, or just let a Beatlefriend know we exist. We do our best to let the content drive our traffic — not SEO/keywords, or clickbait — and I think we’ve got a wonderful group of writers and commentariat. I’d like to grow both, this month and beyond.

The more traffic, and especially comments, that we receive, the more all of us want to post. There are lots of things I’d like to do with the site, but I know myself: only strong reader interest will force me to carve out the time and attention to get it done.

Also, the bigger, gaudier numbers we have, the easier it will be to get interviews — and the more Apple and ilk will actually seek us out. So much is happening in Beatle World that it’s impossible to know about everything, unless the doers/makers tell you. That’s started in the last six months, and it’s making the site better.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: 11890. I’ll report back later and tell you how we’re doing.