We did it.
Early this afternoon, after returning from my Spanish class at the Instituto Cervantes, I checked our monthly web traffic through our in-house system.
We had just passed the 2-million page view mark.
Just to give a bit of context, last year at this time, we at Hoy-I used the term advisedly since I just became part of “we” a couple of months ago-used to average about 300,000 page views a month.
Earlier in May, in the three days after Osama Bin Laden was killed, we set traffic records and passed the 1-million page view mark for the most recent 30 days.
This was unprecedented, and we just kept building.
Aided by a strong response to the Nuestra Belleza Latina finale, we pushed through to a new barrier.
Today, we reached it.
Of course, volume has little, if anything, to do with quality.
We know that we have plenty of room to improve.
We know we have to keep our eyes on the print product.
I personally still have tons to learn in order to write a grammatically accurate sentence in the language in which I am working.
As a group, we’ve only just started to unearth our capabilities.
We know all this.
And yet it’s awfully exciting to be part of a team that is experimenting, that is innovating, that is embracing the Web, and that is seeing results.
We’ve got a real long way to go, sure.
And hitting that 2-million page view mark felt down-deep good, even if we all marked it and kept right on working.
Si, se puede.