As Eunomia’s success grows, the list of people to whom I owe this success necessarily grows ever longer. As always, I am particularly indebted and grateful to Jon Luker, who did me the service of providing the “space” for Eunomia gratis for well over a year and a half. He was responsible for transferring the site–and my old Polemics posts–to the new Wordpress format. Were it not for him, Eunomia as you know it would not exist.
Next I owe special thanks to Michael Brendan Dougherty, the new Assistant Editor at The American Conservative, the recent token conservative at Comedy Central who made a little news of his own when he broke the Rumsfeld firing story, and an all-around man-about-town who combines stern truth-telling and penetrating wit with uproariously entertaining tales of mild vagabondage and well-timed paeans to the virtues of his charming and beautiful ladyfriend.
The last three months have been, by my standards, a monumental success. September saw an improvement on August’s outstanding numbers with 7,550 unique visitors. October has been the best to date with just over 9,000. November has not continued the upwards trend, but it did see the second largest readership for Eunomia since I began here in December 2004 with only 37 readers short of 8,000. In the last three months, Eunomia has had over 94,000 visits and 637,000 hits, dwarfing everything that has come before. I would like to see the final month of ‘06 be the best month of the year and of Eunomia’s short run, but the requirements of other writing and my actual academic responsibilities may make that impossible.
My sincere thanks go out to Steve Sailer, Rod Dreher, Clark Stooksbury, Chris Roach, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, Mark Shea, and Right Reason for a steady dose of links that have brought many new readers to this site, all of whom, I am hopeful, will continue to return to read more. Andrew Cusack and ParaPundit’s readers have been coming to this site in great numbers, and I am grateful for the permanent links and the readers’ continued interest.
Caleb Stegall and Scott Richert, two very supportive editors who have brought my work to publication at The New Pantagruel and Chronicles respectively, have continued to be extremely helpful in their steady encouragement of my writing. Unfortunately, tNP has shut down, but Chronicles is an excellent publications, and if you are not subscribing to Chronicles you are missing out on some of the best writing on moral, cultural, religious and political topics in the country. I am also grateful to Dan McCarthy and Kara Hopkins for bringing my writing to The American Conservative, a great magazine I have also enjoyed and supported since its appearance in the fall of 2002. Thanks to Rod Dreher for bringing my writing to The Dallas Morning News. Thanks also to Josh Trevino for bringing me on board at Enchiridion Militis, and Paul Cella for his encouragement and past links to Eunomia.
The list of others who have contributed to building up Eunomia in one way or another is fairly lengthy, so I will put down some of the names without any further comment. If I happen to leave someone out, it is an unintended omission and not a commentary on the value of your contribution or a measure of my appreciation. Thanks to Dan McCarthy, Jim Antle, A.C. Kleinheider, Andrew Cunningham, Joshua Snyder (The Western Confucian), Leon Hadar, James Poulos, Pithlord, Prof. Arben Fox, Kevin Michael Grace, Kevin Jones, Glaivester, John Theresa, Dennis Dale, Carey Cuprisin, Mild Colonial Boy, the Russian Dilettante, Jeremy Abel, M.Z. Forrest, Timothy Carney, Gene Healy, J.L. Barnard, Peter Klein, Michael Courtman, the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Ordo et Traditio, The Inn At The End of the World, Leading The Next Inquisition, and Will Hinton. Many thanks are due to Peter Suderman for the many links he has provided and for our many engaging disputations over matters of film and conservatism. I also owe Ramesh Ponnuru thanks for directing a large number of readers here in October.
Finally, thank you to all my many readers from around the globe who have made Eunomia something of a small success. I hope that I am able to continue to provide the kind of worthwhile and intelligent commentary that you expect.