Daily Archives: April 1, 2006

An Interesting Thought

The Whatever averaged 15,000 unique visitors a day in March. My local newspaper, the Greenville Daily Advocate, has a daily circulation of about 6,500, and the papers of the other two neighboring cities, the Piqua Daily Call and the Troy Daily News, have circulations of about 6,000 and 9,200, respectively. It’s not entirely out of line to say that I am the most widely-read purveyor of daily written content in two counties. And have been for years. And that’s not even counting By the Way.

Does it mean anything? No, not really; there are all sorts of ways this is an “apple and oranges” kind of thing — print vs online, free readership vs paid subscription, and so on and so on, finally arriving at the fact that whatever Whatever is, it’s definitely not a newspaper. But it’s still fun to think about.

Of course, before I get too proud, the daily circulation of the Dayton Daily News, the other local newspaper, is 126,000. I’ve got a ways to go before I get to that. But then, I also write for them. So that’s okay.