Ten thousand is not a big number on the internet, but when a blog deals in a rather focused way with chickens in a City with less than 30,000 housing units, ten thousand starts seeming significant.
Of course, 10,000 pageviews doesn't represent 10,000 people, but neither does it represent a ten people each reading a thousand pages. And while we know some significant percentage of readers live outside Sarasota (and outside the U.S.) it seems obvious that there are far more interesting sites to peruse if one is neither interested in chickens nor Sarasota.
|Growth in pageviews for the Sarasota CLUCK blog since June of 2010|
The mayor has said the chicken initiative has engaged the community more than any issue since the Unconditional Surrender statue. That community conversation focused on how we view the past and what constitutes art.
The backyard chicken initiative focuses on the future and how we view sustainability. Ten thousand pageviews is testimony to sustained interest in backyard chickens in Sarasota.