As in page views, almost entirely in two years. Yes, it's totally un-Benedictine to boast, and Lent besides. But the world's only ursine Catholic ephemerist is not boasting, because he knows that is still small potatoes in the Catholic ephemera. He's just sharing the fun of a personal landmark with his friends.
Ironically, the entry for February 14, 2012 was entitled "The Bear Considers Putting the Blog to Rest." He complained about "4 or 7 page views." It would flounder for another two years, even being abandoned entirely at one point.
Stats were flat until February, 2014. Then the trend line went sharply up, flattening out in August 2015, when the Bear's output slowed, then shooting up in September 2015 to the present, with no sign of slowing down.
Thanks to readers, donors, those who linked to SCB, Pewsitter, and most of all, Pope Francis.
But Pewsitter links to SCB a lot. So they have to get a special thank you. And thanks for starting to identify me as "the Bear," which reinforces my brand. (Whatever that's worth.) Frank must be an arctophile. American Catholic sent some traffic with its "Bear Growls" feature, so thanks to them as well.
To mark this auspicious occasion, the Bear extends a welcome to all readers who wish to join the Bear's Facebook page: "Corbinian's Bear." Now, the Bear is not promising anything but an experience much like that at the zoo, just watching the Bear in a simulation of his natural environment, posting pictures of goats and jetliners and what not. Except in this zoo, you can talk to the Bear if you want to.
Come to think of it, zoos are pretty boring. And you can talk to those Bears, too, although it is doubtful they will answer. If they do, please notify the Bear.
But your choice. Thanks again, visitors, friends and woodland creatures. Let's go for a million in 2016, shall we?