1 Million...What a View!

1,000,000 pageviews. That's the number that SailFarLiveFree.com recently surpassed, thanks to you all! Actually, I'm officially at 1,035,614 as of today, but who's counting? And in reality 900,000 of those pageviews could be directly from my mom for all I know.  In any case, I want to sincerely thank anyone who's been a reader of my musings here.

Pageviews are nice, but I prefer this view.

I started this blog in 2007 to simply chronicle the restoration of our first sailboat, keep myself accountable for my dreams and keep a journal of our adventures for my kids and I. I never intended to build an audience, but you've shown up nonetheless. And you've brought with you tons of inspiration and encouragement. Again, THANK YOU!

To show just a smidgen of my appreciation, I'm offering a pair of brand new recently published cruising books, As Long as It's Fun by Herb McCormick and A Sail of Two Idiots by Renee Petrillo, free for two random readers. To put your name in the hat, simply comment below on this post or send me a quick email.  I'll draw out a couple of names in a week or so and mail out the books for your reading pleasure!


And just so I can still keep this post at least partially about sailing, here's a progression of sailing related numbers from 1 to 1,000,000:

1 = The number of people who had sailed singlehanded around the world when Joshua Slocum completed the feat on June 27, 1898.

10 = The Beaufort number for storm force winds of 48-55 knots (55-63 mph) and waves of 29-41ft.

100 = The number of boat designs under Bob Perry's belt when he finished the Lafitte 44.

1,000 = The year that Leif Ericson reached North America from Norway, representing the first recorded sail across the Atlantic.

10,000 = The amount of money (in USD) required to purchase 25 of our first sailboat, a 1972 Helms 25 swing keel. The best $400 I've ever spent!

100,000 = The approximate total sea miles sailed by one of my favorite sailing writers, Capt. Fatty Goodlander.

1,000,000 = The number of pageviews that SailFarLiveFree.com has amassed up through August, 2014.

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Onwards to the next million.

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  2. Wow! That pretty awesome. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. What a milestone, congrats! Ron is currently reading As Long As It's Fun, but i sure wouldn't turn down A Sail of Two Idiots if the opportunity presented itself ;) Congrats again, you're doing something right! ~Jackie

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  4. Congrats, Hope to join you one day (from the other side of the Lake)

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  6. Thank you for making the time and putting in the effort to create a site that brings me so much reading enjoyment.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with so many readers!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with so many readers!

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  9. Congrats on your achievement! Your blog has been a great resource for us on sailing and cruising. Looking forward to continuing to follow along. Cheers - Ellen

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  10. Wow! Awesome! Congrats on reaching such a milestone! Keep em coming!!! - Kim

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  11. Wow! 1mill is an amazing number! Good work on keeping everyone so engaged. I am glad that there is a blog world to live vicariously through others and to learn of others tricks and experiences.

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  12. Congratulations for the one million and happy sailing! :)

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  13. Super keep writing I'll keep reading! #puremichigan

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  14. Thanks for the inspiration to live the dream! I love the technical stuff and product reviews.

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  15. Congratulations, that is amazing!! (I don't need to be entered for the books, I am just commenting because 1 million is an awesome feat! :) )

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  16. Thanks for one of the few really useful sailing sites I have found. No fluff or bluster, I appreciate that

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  17. Thank you for this truly wonderful site. I stumbled upon it about a week ago and I've been reading it voraciously ever since! Congratulations on reaching the 1 million mark!

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