The web always surprises. I expected this year's traffic to be markedly down over the same time last year, which was during a frantic and historic primary race. I was wrong. I'm told the Dish's total pageviews in April 2008 were 6.3 million; this past April, they were 10 million. There was one extraneous bump - the fellated priest logo - but that doesn't begin to account for the jump. As to unique visitors - i.e. actual individual human beings - who read the Dish in April 2008: there were 925,000 of you. Last month, there were 1,353,000 of you. The web keeps growing, and we seem to be growing with it.

Thanks for coming, and staying. And thanks to Chris Bodenner and Patrick Appel, without whom I couldn't begin to keep up the pace.

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