This is the first post of an “announcement week”. It just so happens that I have a few announcements to make, so this week instead of my regular posts I’ll be posting only announcements.

The first announcement is this: I’ve reached over 200 posts on my blog! (This post is actually number 208). I hardly ever look at my blog stats, but I thought today I’ll make an exception since this is sort of a blog post that’s about this blog…

All together, my blog has had more than 400,000 pageviews since I published my first post in June of ‘08.

The vast majority of my readers come from Google or Stack Overflow, which means that they won’t actually see this message. Thanks to those of you who are reading this! :)

The all-time “most famous” posts are currently:

  1. The (quite old) Reporting Progress from Tasks.
  2. My Async and Await Intro (of course).
  3. Detection of Half-Open (Dropped) Connections, part of my TCP/IP .NET Sockets FAQ.

However, if you look at recent trends, Reporting Progress from Tasks is heading down in the rankings while Async and Await is coming up fast. So I’d expect the all-time rankings to change soon.

I’d like to close with a big “thank you” to all my readers out there! If you’re reading this, you’re probably a “regular”, so special thanks to you for putting up with my crazy talk on a regular basis! :)