It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 90,000 members!
A few observations on this milestone:
- It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It's a marathon, not a sprint
- Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself, with a few volunteers moderating), it's one of the largest robotics communities in the world.
- Growth has slowed as the drones world has become more Off The Shelf and less Do It Yourself, but we still get a quarter-million pageviews a month. That's not bad!
- One of the good things about having been so prominent in drones for more than a decade is that our search-engine authority is great. That's why 80% of our visits are from new users -- they're coming via search.
Once we hit 100k I'm probably going to have to find a better way to celebrate ;-)