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A few seconds ago (based on the time at which I started typing this post), the 100,000th visitor walked through the doors of The Only Colors, Inc.  Coincidentally, this comes exactly 6 months to the day since the first post went live here. 

So this is as good a time as any to thank you, our gentle readers, for your participation in this endeavor.  We're now hovering around 900 unique visitors per day--up from fewer than 300 per day during our first full month of operations.  We couldn't have gotten this far based on our own (somewhat sporadic at times) blogging contributions.

One of our goals when we started the site was to make it a place where Spartans could gather to discuss, analyze, recollect, emote, and vent together.  So far, that's gone as well as we could have hoped, with many of you making substantive contributions through both commenting and FanPost/-Shots.

In particular, we'd like to thank CPT Hoolie and DrDetroit for the time and effort they've put in on the MSUFRs.  We salute you, sirs (and not just because you're carrying a military rifle in your profile photo, Mr. Hoolie).

On the topic of reader participation, I've been meaning to explain why we generally include those annoying "Continue reading this post" links a couple paragraphs into longer posts.  There are two reasons, actually:

  • Our evil corporate business-savvy SB Nation overlords managers demand encourage it.
  • It makes it a lot easier, on the occasions when more than one post goes up in a 24-hour period, to go back and see if new comments have been posted on the various posts.   (Speaking of which, for those of you still lurking out there, you should consider registering with SB Nation [see the toolbar above],  That will allow you to quickly determine when there are new comments posted on a particular blog post.  And you only have to do it once for all the sites in the SB Nation universe.  Plus you can, like, tell us what you think about stuff!)

In conclusion, thank you for your support.  Here's to the next 100,000 1,000,000 200,000 visitors.

P.S. It just now occurs to me that the othe way of looking at this milestone is as analagous to your car's odometer rolling over from 99,999 to 100,000.  In which case, we really need to get the brakes on this thing checked in the near future.

P.P.S. And we're just kidding about the SB Nation people being evil (although they are corporate).  The superfantastic SB Nation layout has been a major factor in building this blog community up.

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