Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A. Fine Blog Sees 2nd Q Traffic Increase 35%

A hearty thanks again to everyone for helping make A. Fine Blog a huge hit. We set yet another record for viewership last month with a 35% increase over last quarter and a whopping 2000% increase over the 2nd Q of last year (our first full Quarter). Our viewership has increased every Quarter since we started. Thanks everyone!
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  1. Congrats, Andrew!

  2. that's great - I've become quite the regular reader this past quarter... thank you.

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