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:Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
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