• 1,000,000 Reasons

    You would think that when Twins Daily hits a milestone like one million views over a month, as we did yesterday, it would cause a elation. And usually you would be right.

    But this time, it was a little overwhelming. Because while I forget details about the beginnings of blogging I still vividly remember certain feelings.

    I remember the emptiness of hollering into the void. I remember the elation of finding an audience. I remember the backlash, the anger at cowardly throwaway attacks. The disbelief at shameful obstacles. The frustration. The hopelessness. The resignation.

    For the better part of a decade, the naysayers had the louder voice. They used it to tell you that nobody will listen. That your passion is of no interest. That your voice belongs in your mothers basement.

    To them I'll reply: 1,000,000.

    One million times per month people want to read your thoughts. One million times per month, people want to read your research. One million times per month, people want to share your passion.

    To me, that is a dream come true. To the naysayers, it is a fad or a lark or an insignificant detail. They are making the same mistake they made ten years ago: they underestimated you.

    They didn't think you were passionate enough to find us, kind enough to share, civil enough to discuss, or talented enough to write. And you are all those things and there are millions of you and now we know this, can show this.

    Which is a very long way of saying two words: Thank You. I don't pretend to know everyone's motivations for visiting Twins Daily, but whatever the reason, it feels like a miracle. Elation isn't enough.
    This article was originally published in blog: 1,000,000 Reasons started by John Bonnes
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Pretty awesome, guys. Well done.
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      Did you guys anticipate this level of success when you created TD?
    1. John Bonnes's Avatar
      John Bonnes -
      Quote Originally Posted by righty8383 View Post
      Did you guys anticipate this level of success when you created TD?
      Maybe eventually, but nothing like this, and not this fast.
    1. Smcginnity's Avatar
      Smcginnity -
      This site is the best thing ever! I update it about 50 times throughout the day to read forums and updated entries. You guys do an incredible job and it keeps my inner baseball nerd in check. Keep up the great work! You guys deserve some great respect from the Twins community
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      I think the Twins have some of the best Bloggers in all of sports.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Congratulations to all who make this site so great.
    1. h2oface's Avatar
      h2oface -
      A big huge congrats....... and also a thank you to the whole team that made it and makes it happen. Do you have a way to tell how many actual users are using the site each month? Just curious. I would be interesting to know, too. (Smcginnity, no matter how many times he makes a hit during the month ..... he would only count as one user.)
    1. Kevin's Avatar
      Kevin -
      Congratulations. An awesome achievement.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Congrats guys! Wishing you 10 million soon
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      It's been a fun year, that's for sure.

      Great work all around by everybody involved with the site. Thanks for making it what it is.
    1. Badsmerf's Avatar
      Badsmerf -
      As much as I'd love to make an elitist snarky post... I just can't bring myself to do it. You all much be pretty proud of your product and rightfully so. I mean, there is no question that my contribution is a large part of the success, but we'll just dismiss that right now and focus on TD.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Congrats, guys. Well done. That is an incredible number of views in a month -- hard to really wrap my mind around it!
    1. adjacent's Avatar
      adjacent -
      Congratulations! But not only for the 1,000,000 but for the reason behind it. If you want to know anything about any Twin or twin prospect, no matter where he plays, this is the site. Also, each of you bring something different and complementary to each other. Different opinions, different angles, different info. I cannot help but highlight 2 aspects that I always follow (by no means this is putting down the rest of the site, but these are my favorites): Minor league reports, and Parker Hageman articles
    1. frightwig's Avatar
      frightwig -
      Congratulations. You might be too big for podcasting, now!
    1. DutchFarmer's Avatar
      DutchFarmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
      Maybe eventually, but nothing like this, and not this fast.
      I tell every twins fan I know about this site. It's amazing. Thanks for bringing this all together.
    1. Sconnie's Avatar
      Sconnie -
      It took close to a year to finally get me to post a comment. I have never before felt like I had something worthwhile to add, but I can't help it. Like the many commenters I've read who've made this same post, I will probably start posting a ton. Kudos! Well deserved.
    1. tjsyam921's Avatar
      tjsyam921 -
      First place I visit everyday. The Twins daily teams hard work is very much appreciated!
    1. ltwedt's Avatar
      ltwedt -
      The Best! Congrats to all who have a hand in putting this all together. Thanks!!!
    1. rickyriolo's Avatar
      rickyriolo -
      best site ever for Twins baseball.....Living in Southern Cal, this is by far the most informative site on the net for me.Thanks to all the TD people for making it so easy to get my "fix" on my Twins addiction
    1. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
      DAM DC Twins Fans -
      I only have time to visit once a day (exceptions made on the day my adopt-a-prospect Brett Lee pitches)--but I love this site--spend lots of time here--even though 1200 miles from Target Field--this site makes me feel I am there with all the Twins news I can ever want.

      So congrats on the million mark--may 10 million come soon...
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