This is my 1,000th post on Marketmanila.com!!! I almost canâ€™t believe it! Over the course of the last 26 months, I have written 1,000 posts on produce, markets, recipes, rants, etc. If my statistics are right, a simply mind-boggling 2,700,000 page views of these posts has been recorded and roughly 250,000 unique visitors have come by the site (most of the latter by mistake, I suspect). I would guess that roughly 25,000+ readers have come back at least 2 times more and though many have gotten bored and have never returned, there always seems to be a loyal, died in the wool, hard-core group of around 5,000+ regulars who seem to check in rather often. Another 5,000+ readers are what I would call occasional visitors. Over the course of this blogâ€™s life, readers have left over 16,500 comments, or an average of 16.5 per post. Oddly, for a food blog, my service related rants seem to receive the most visits (in some cases exceeding 10,000+ page views) along with key Pinoy related food favorites posts such as ensaimada, leche flan, kinilaw, Top Pinoy dishes and desserts, etc.
All I can say is, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for being a part of Marketmanila these past 2+ years! I am humbled by the amount of knowledge gleaned from your comments, shocked by the number of folks who have visited, particularly grateful to the several dozen commenters or so who I consider â€œregulars,â€ and thrilled that something like this simple blog, has covered so much ground for no reason at all other than because it canâ€¦ With 60% of you apparently based overseas, I am pleased to have brought you a taste of home every so often, albeit in photos and words only. Somehow, I suspect the creative well will dry up before I get to 2,000 posts, so your comments and suggestions of things to feature in the year ahead would be most welcome. And if you have enjoyed this site, I ask for only one thing in return today – kindly forward this site to a friend or two or more who you think might enjoy itâ€¦we might as well get as many people on board using the recipes, tips, etc. before I run out of ideasâ€¦ Again, many thanks for being a part of Marketmanila.com!!!