I updated some behind the scenes stuff like the About page and the Advertisers Are Really Cool People page, so I ran the numbers for the first half of 2005. Through June, the visitor count has topped 800,000 and the pages-viewed count exceeds two million. Both are way ahead of last year. The most-read posts of the half-year concerned, in order, Eric Slater (and again), Mickey Kaus and the Moron Society, Cooper & Finke, Sharon Tay, swag at the Golden Globes, the math-challenged TV weather babe from last year and the launch of Sploid. The stat I like is that, according to the server, 6749 more visitors added L.A. Observed to their browser favorites or bookmarks. In the browser wars, Internet Explorer still has 70% of the market here.
State o' the blog
More by Kevin Roderick:John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent LA Observed stories on LA Observed:Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'
Al Martinez, our columnist, died today
Al Martinez is home recovering
Service for Mark Lacter to be Sunday *
Time ticking for Jenny Price's Malibu beaches app
Steve Greenberg moves on
Hey, come join us on Twitter
I'll be at the Festival of Books on Sunday