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Sunday, October 18, 2020

200 Million Views

 

I'm pleased to report that today, 17 years and 10 days after the initial post, the Vox Popoli blog has exceeded 200,000,000 pageviews. The blog now consists of 22,968 posts and 1,181,070 comments, although the number of comments does not include those left during the years when the two previous comment systems were utilized. In the interest of clarity, note that these numbers do not include the 26 million views at Alpha Game or the 150k views at DevGame.

A few observations about this traffic milestone. First, it underlines the importance of consistency. If you're not going to post at least 3-4 times per day, you're much better off contributing regularly to a group site. Very, very few one-man blogs have survived the demise of what used to be known as the Blogosphere. Second, with an average of 169 views per comment, it proves that the commentariat is not even close to synonymous with the overall readership. Third, it demonstrates that the media narratives about who and what are "popular", and who and what are not, are largely false. 

Fourth, and most importantly, it emphasizes what I've said about the ticket. If you refuse to take the ticket when it is offered, not only will no amount of success or talent open any important doors for you, but the media will remain resolutely silent about anything and everything you achieve unless it provides them with an excuse to try to take you down.

I would, of course, be remiss if I did not express my deep personal appreciation to all the investigative reporters, intelligence agencies, science fiction social justice warriors, and self-appointed thought police for their assistance in making this possible. It literally could not have been done without you.

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95 Comments:

Blogger Crew October 18, 2020 12:39 PM  

Congrats ...

Blogger Pratisara October 18, 2020 12:41 PM  

Congratulations! Love this blog.

Blogger Grooveware October 18, 2020 12:46 PM  

Congratulations that's some achievement.

Blogger kurt9 October 18, 2020 12:46 PM  

Of course your blog is going to be popular. Even when I don't agree with it, it is always worth reading. Your's, and the ZMan's blog, are the only two "alt-right" blogs I read these days. Everyone else seems to have gone off the deep end in the last few years.

Blogger Tom October 18, 2020 12:49 PM  

Congrats Vox! This blog is my daily go to for a dose of reality and continuing education.

Blogger Jon P. R. October 18, 2020 12:57 PM  

Wonderful to hear! Thanks for sharing the details with us all, Vox.

It's very encouraging and deeply "white-pilling" to learn of the success of your blog here, and combined with your recent posts detailing the hopeful outlook for Trumpslide 2020, your well-trafficked outlet surely contributes quite substantially to keeping up the morale of every reader during this election cycle's "demoralization season."

Clearly, those who seek to spread the evil of inversion and its discivilizational effects are in for quite the fall from the high horse in just a few weeks time. Their pedophistry is no match against that which serves the good, the beautiful, and the true.

Congratulations on the milestone, Vox, and I very much appreciate the example you've set with your long term commitment to keeping this blog going with multiple posts every day.

Blogger Sean October 18, 2020 12:59 PM  

Congratulations Vox! I found you close to 17 years ago from reading your posts on WND. You have helped me understand so much of the world around me. It has been amazing to follow your path on the fight for the true, the good, and the beautiful. I look forward to what the future holds for you.

Blogger doctrev October 18, 2020 12:59 PM  

Congratulations! In the end, VP will stand as a testament to the rational government that could have been.

Blogger Beau October 18, 2020 1:04 PM  

Thank you for shining the light in a dark place.

Deus Vult

Blogger NoobishTitan October 18, 2020 1:10 PM  

Congrats VD

Blogger RandyB October 18, 2020 1:13 PM  

Congrats!

Blogger Ex vulnere October 18, 2020 1:16 PM  

McRapey is so insignificant that there's no comparison anymore.

Blogger Unknown October 18, 2020 1:20 PM  

Congratulations!

Blogger machinephilosophy.com October 18, 2020 1:20 PM  

I've been online almost every waking moment since 1987, and this is the first time I've realized the hidden-in-plain-sight brilliance of doing multiple posts per day on a blog.

Of course, you have to have something to say. But then Vox isn't exactly lacking in that department. Keep going, King.

Blogger Crew October 18, 2020 1:24 PM  

The question remains: How do you do it? With all the other things you are involved in, how do you find the time?

Blogger The Fez October 18, 2020 1:26 PM  

Well earned.

Blogger WoodlandWashingWashington October 18, 2020 1:30 PM  

Yeah!! Woohoo!
Congratulations Vox!
I'm very happy for you.

Blogger vmax71 October 18, 2020 1:30 PM  

Congratulations!. If you’re inclined to share since I’m new to your blog :

you’re a native of Minnesota who now lives in Europe? Is that correct?

Hence why I get the first post of your day somewhere around four in the morning my time

Blogger peacefulposter October 18, 2020 1:35 PM  

Your's, and the ZMan's blog, are the only two "alt-right" blogs

The success of this blog was Inevitable.

Blogger Fe2O3 October 18, 2020 1:44 PM  

Congrats. I have been reading your blog everyday since very nearly beginning. I first started reading your columns on WND. Its been an interesting learning experience and good to support many of you efforts. God bless you and the others here on this community. Hopefully there will be many more years.

Blogger Doc October 18, 2020 1:46 PM  

Congratulations VD. I have been reading here daily since Iraq 2003. Found it off WND column. Here's to the next 17!

Blogger nmw.nmw October 18, 2020 1:49 PM  

Amazing. 200 million views and still no dedicated custom URL. I bet blogspot is very glad you continue to advocate for big tech and non-independence. Well done, vox popULI the special boy creator of POPOLI dot BLOGSPOT dot com

Blogger My Take October 18, 2020 2:05 PM  

Truly, a remarkable accomplishment. The consistency of the ideas, and the force of your arguments, have done much to inform and enlighten. May your faith and your future continue to be strong and meaningful for yourself and your readers.

Blogger Seredusc October 18, 2020 2:08 PM  

Congrats Vox Day!
I am very grateful for the Darkstreams and the blog. It has transformed my entire worldview and thought me more than decades of schooling. I truly can't imagine where I'd be mentally and spiritually without it.
I was left dangling completely I wasn't given a single example or piece of advice based in the truth. It also shows me that no matter how much you have been subverted/brainwashed if you are at least receptive to the truth you will find it and listen to it honestly.

Deus Vult

Blogger Troy Lee Messer October 18, 2020 2:09 PM  

Congratulations. May your reign as Supreme Dark Lord carry on another 17 years.

Blogger By the crease of his pants October 18, 2020 2:18 PM  

Congratulations, Vox. I'm one of the readers who never comments but does try to support your endeavors. I've learned a tremendous amount of useful but difficult to accept information from this site and your books. Praying for your success to continue and your reach to expand!

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli October 18, 2020 2:22 PM  

Congrats. Definitely been a regular here since 2011, and maybe even since 2008-2009. Yes, I've learned a lot, thanks Vox.

May God grant you many more skulls of your enemies, oh Supreme Dark Lord!

Blogger Reprehensible Adam October 18, 2020 2:24 PM  

Vox is so fucking cool!

Blogger Happy Camper October 18, 2020 2:39 PM  

Congratulations.

I don't agree with everything here, but I appreciate your allowing me to comment.

It's always interesting to read here.

Thank you

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 18, 2020 2:50 PM  

What does that 200 million metric translate to skulls?

Blogger Balkan Yankee October 18, 2020 3:03 PM  

Congrats, Vox.

Yours is one of the strongest signals amidst the noise.

Blogger Avalanche October 18, 2020 3:06 PM  

Congratulations and deep and grateful thanks to you, Dark Lord. Having lost my personal anchor 11 years ago, you've unknowingly provided a steadying hand (and, knowingly, the occasional whack to 'rebalance' me {wink}) as I've tried to manage the oncoming destruction of our once-expected future.

To my amazement you never banned me, even when I've irritated you to the point of telling me to knock it off! Instead, you'd point me in a direction of being less annoying, or clearer in writing, or less plain-old overly emotional. The gamma stuff may not be directed at women, but since it describes the exaggerated 'female characteristics' that annoy doubly in a male, the reflection of those allowed me to become somewhat, but literally, less annoying. (My friends and neighbors thank you.)

I've only read your WND stuff in your anthologies, and to my surprise, instead of being stale and old news -- your views and explanations were helpful in recalibrating my younger-aged memories of what-went-on. Yeah, I'm a boomer... sorry.

If I live another 17 years, although I'm shooting for 20, I'll be here, first thing every morning, and multiple times during the days. I send parts and occasional wholes of your blog posts, along with some of your intelligent commenters, to my little "hate list" newsletter -- and have two of them now reading you every day.

Thank you.



Blogger Matt October 18, 2020 3:11 PM  

Hey, you have actual fans in the intelligence community. Sure, grunts, not the ones at the top of the food chain. But still!

Blogger Jeff October 18, 2020 3:22 PM  

Congratulations, Vox. And thank you!

Blogger Silent Draco October 18, 2020 3:23 PM  

Views are remarkably consistent across the year, with a spring/summer dip. From previous posts, this was previously consistent, but with periodic growth in viewers. This speaks very well for the quality of content posted, and for quality of the comments/ discussion. Many thanks for the moderators, who do yeoman's work.

Blogger Bogey October 18, 2020 3:24 PM  

Congratz! I'm a long time reader. This blog taught me to think more clearly.

Blogger bossHawg October 18, 2020 3:24 PM  

Congratulations on this big milestone, and thank you for your years of fighting the good fight. 17 more!

Blogger Geir Balderson October 18, 2020 3:34 PM  

"Third, it demonstrates that the media narratives about who and what are "popular", and who and what are not, is largely false. "

And, that is why i enjoy this Blog. I get TRUTH! Imagine going to the Scalzi abomination and trying to scrape out any semblance of veracity. The only truth he has is the manure he uses to keep his gigantic lawn green.

Blogger Duh October 18, 2020 3:34 PM  

Great milestone! Congratulations!

Blogger artensoll October 18, 2020 3:52 PM  

I love it here, many thanks Supreme Dark Lord.

Blogger Stilicho October 18, 2020 4:11 PM  

Well done. Deus vult!

Blogger Didas Kalos October 18, 2020 4:55 PM  

Really cool.

Blogger Unknown October 18, 2020 5:13 PM  

Delighted that that you becoming more influential and making some money. Hope the comics and movies really take off.

Blogger AgiS October 18, 2020 5:14 PM  

Congrats! I gave up on the regular newspaper a while ago. Your blog is the main source of my information these days.

Blogger James Dixon October 18, 2020 5:53 PM  

Gammas gotta gamma.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 18, 2020 5:56 PM  

Heh.
A "grim milestone" of our own!I

Congrats

Blogger Shane Bradman October 18, 2020 5:59 PM  

Consistency keeps me checking back every day

Blogger James Dixon October 18, 2020 5:59 PM  

Congratulations on the milestone, Vox.

On your way to half a million if all goes well.

Blogger SacrificialLamb October 18, 2020 6:11 PM  

Congratulations, Vox.

And thank you. What you've created here has helped me in so many ways, and I appreciate it.

Blogger Gregory the Tall October 18, 2020 6:14 PM  

17 years, 10 days, 200 million page views, numerologically that sounds definitely not illuminati.
Congratulations and thank you, Vox, and thanks to Stefan M. for interviewing you and bringing me here.

Blogger evanjs October 18, 2020 6:15 PM  

Congrats, Vox. I never miss a post of yours!

Blogger Azimus October 18, 2020 6:16 PM  

How many page views if you deduct for Tad?

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants October 18, 2020 6:22 PM  

Congrats, Vox. You've worked very hard & diligently on this site, glad to see it continue to thrive.

Blogger Beloved October 18, 2020 6:25 PM  

Congratulations to VD.

A special thanks to Toni Weisskopf, editor of Baen books who in her LTUE 2015 keynote address spent an awkward amount of time criticizing something called sad puppies / rabid puppies while trying not to condemn her best selling author, Larry Correa, who was sitting in the audience. What a bizarre situation to watch unfold. Vox, your enemies have spread your name farther and wider than your biggest fans.

Blogger Argus Bacchus October 18, 2020 6:33 PM  

nmw = Neither Man nor Woman

And it tells us twice just to make sure we're clear.

These things are important to degenerate gammas.

Blogger weka October 18, 2020 6:42 PM  

On this day, thank you, congratulations.

When I see the SJWs in tears because you were right again it does bring joy.

May you have many more years of telling truth, though those in power do ignore it.

Blogger Vlad the Impaler October 18, 2020 6:50 PM  

Congratulations Vox. Your blog has been my main go-to for the news for a few years now. Wish you continued success in the future. God bless

Blogger Mr. Deficient October 18, 2020 6:58 PM  

This blog's numbers are a great accomplishment.

Even more important are the amounts of times you see people use terms like "SJWs always project/double down/lie" and other arguments that originated here. I've been seeing random normie Conservatives even using them.

Blogger CF Neal October 18, 2020 7:26 PM  

Prayer of Jabez comes to mind, and others.

Congats.

Blogger MidnightSun October 18, 2020 7:27 PM  

(Raises champagne glass filled with Dom Perignon Metamorphosis Edition)

All Hail Dark Lord!

(Woof woof woof)

Blogger Unknown October 18, 2020 7:29 PM  

Thank-you Vox. You have been more influential then you may know. And one theatre of that influence is just beginning. Just beginning.

Blogger phunktor October 18, 2020 7:37 PM  

Training avalanche to partial emotional continence as a demo for the rest of us on how to underage? Or just general ?benevolence? The SDL's ways are not random.
AMDG

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella October 18, 2020 7:39 PM  

Congratulations!!!

Blogger phunktor October 18, 2020 7:39 PM  

The rhetoric/dialectic lessons have allowed me to simulate sanity in the presence of those lost to reason.

Blogger Matt October 18, 2020 7:51 PM  

Congrats, Vox.

Blogger Off The Wall October 18, 2020 7:51 PM  

Congratulations. Hard to believe I've been reading your work for more than five years already.

But only one ankle-biter? A little disappointing, either mods have blocked the really rabid ones or they've gone into hiding.

God be with you and yours.

Blogger Heath D October 18, 2020 7:56 PM  

Well deserved congratulations to you Vox. May God bless you and your family as well as your fellow unauthorized companions.

Blogger Zek October 18, 2020 7:56 PM  

I've been here since the beginning finding VD at WND. Occasional poaster in the early days of the Ilk and Dread Ilk, the growth here has been steady and organic over the years. I'm sure many of the original guys prefer the early days when you recognized every commentator and there was some great discussions in the threads.

I've read more books than I can count that I learned of here from VD and Ilk recommendations. From Murakami to China Meiville to Chesterton, Wodehouse, Hesse, Mises, and all of the Castalia authors I've bought, one of the things I'm most appreciative of is the exposure to new intellectual avenues to pursue. Like many others, I've made the transition from libertarianism to whatever I'd call myself now - Christian Nationalist may be most apt.

Maybe some of the older guys can add to this - just thinking here are some of my favorite moments...

Me so Michelle - while many complained, it was great to see the daily beating of that dead horse until it was completely pulverized.

The whole PZ Myers butterfly saga

The SFWA eviction was entertaining as hell

The Scalzi blog battles - Oh the days when Scalzi bragged about how tough his wife was (if memory serves, some bar fight where his wife wanted to take on all-comers) ... only to be eclipsed years later by boasts of his daughters strength.

Coining of Der Hausfrauer. Funny stuff

That's a few I can think of, hope others can add more.

Vox used to post occasional job openings to help the readership and he posted a couple from me and it was greatly appreciated. Played in the VPFL season 2 and again after victories in the VP-AFL got me back in. We still have the VP-AFL going although on sort-of hiatus this year.

It's been remarkable to see the growth of readership plus all of the side ventures like ATOB, Castalia, Arkhaven, UA, potential movies, and more.

Have enjoyed the daily ride, cheers to many millions more-

Zek

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 18, 2020 7:56 PM  

Avalanche wrote:If I live another 17 years, although I'm shooting for 20, I'll be here, ...
Av, you're one of the people I pray will live long enough to get right with Jesus. Let's hope it doesn't take the whole 20 years.

Blogger tuberman October 18, 2020 8:09 PM  

Yes, big Congrats!

Blogger Frangipani October 18, 2020 8:11 PM  

God bless you and your family. Your blog and tube has been very helpful to me. Congrats!

Blogger Ultrahardcore October 18, 2020 8:28 PM  

Congratulations Vox and long time readers. I've been following Vox Popoli since 2014 (Gamergate) but the amount of history here is a rare thing on the internet and it's because of the time and work Vox has put into making it happen that new people find their way here daily. Thank you Vox for creating one of my daily stops when I get on the computer and here's hopefully to many more good years. Cheers!

Blogger DroppingBear October 18, 2020 8:34 PM  

Very pleased for your success Vox. And glad to be considered one of your deplorable supporters. I'm sure the next 200,000,000 will come in half the time.

Blogger Dick October 18, 2020 9:15 PM  

Congo Rats! Poor Scalzi :(

Blogger tdcommenter October 18, 2020 9:27 PM  

Congratulations!

Blogger SweetieSquad37 October 18, 2020 9:42 PM  

That frequency really is key. The fact that i can trust to get 2-4 or even more quality posts a day has me checking in the morning and the evening every day.

Blogger lazlo azavaar October 18, 2020 11:12 PM  

For years now, you've been my first stop on the internet in the morning, and my last stop on my last visit in the night. It's been an education, congrats!

Blogger Reader October 18, 2020 11:26 PM  

Congratulations. Well-deserved. You earned every one of those page views. May you have the vitality and spirit to continue fighting the good fight in pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful. And may you continue to make strong alliances with like-minded souls, together with whom you will multiply your achievements 100-fold. Keep on crushing, Vox. This world needs men like you.

Blogger Sicarius October 19, 2020 12:06 AM  

Congrats Vox!

Blogger KBuff October 19, 2020 12:47 AM  

Congrats, Vox. The first place I visit every day.

Blogger TCUegon October 19, 2020 1:48 AM  

Outstanding. God bless you Vox.

Blogger Rambam October 19, 2020 1:49 AM  

Congrats Vox!

Blogger steb October 19, 2020 2:40 AM  

There isn't another blog like this on the internet. Every spin-off campaign is worth backing as thanks for that alone. Congratulations, Vox.

Blogger Nick October 19, 2020 4:24 AM  

Awesome, man, just awesome. Congrats VD. Thanks much for sharing your thoughts, insights and everything else. Thanks for shining the light.

Blogger Karen took the Kids October 19, 2020 5:38 AM  

Congratulations. Amazing levels of consistency and quality.

Anonymous Anonymous October 19, 2020 6:01 AM  

Congratulations Dark Lord

Blogger Avalanche October 19, 2020 7:57 AM  

@69 "Av, you're one of the people I pray will live long enough to get right with Jesus"

Thank you Ominous, I am hopeful. One major effect Vox Day, this blog, and all-y'all 'out' Christians have had is that I am now entirely comfortable calling myself a cultural Christian, and the West, Christendom. Vox's Three Pillars: HUZZAH!

More major still, I no longer have that inculcated "SJW" -- or more accurately: "raised on Long Island, so, jewish in all but race and religion" {shudder} -- recoil, as from a snake, at folks openly proclaiming their Christianity and urging others to join.

Helluva a journey, appreciate the maps, the directions, the examples, and the help.

Please God: deus vult.

Blogger pdwalker October 19, 2020 7:59 AM  

yes, but what about your lawn?

Blogger Joel Raúl Villegas October 19, 2020 10:34 AM  

Congratulations! It is my favourite blog.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 19, 2020 10:47 AM  

Congratulations, Vox. All those page views mean you've touched a lot of lives. You have the only success that really matters: you have helped others. Your explanations have made things a lot clearer for me. I'm really pleased that you are having a bit of financial success, too.

pdwalker wrote:yes, but what about your lawn?
Are lawns a thing in Italy? I'm sure the Eye-ties have other insidious status signaling devices, and I'm sure Vox either ignores them or uses them to his advantage.

Blogger Gregory the Tall October 19, 2020 12:57 PM  

If pageviews were votes I would have to confess to voter fraud as I often vote many times per day. Good and well-deserved luck with the Webtoons alternative!

Blogger Avalanche October 19, 2020 3:21 PM  

@91 "have to confess to voter fraud as I often vote many times per day"

That's not voter fraud; that's intelligent following!

Blogger  William D. Ware October 19, 2020 9:49 PM  

I appreciate your efforts!!!! I wonder often how you make money as you do not use advertising as a means of support...or is this a labor of love (charitable)?

Blogger Storm Rhode October 19, 2020 11:50 PM  

Congratulations Vox. Attraction rather than promotion seems to be working fine for you. A spiritual strategy.

Blogger Laconic October 20, 2020 1:01 PM  

So true. I would not have ever been here if it wasn't for rabid those sjws

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