I’ve made a few minor changes to the site. I also have an update on the contests!

For those of you who entered the one-millionth hit contest, here are the current counts:

  • Get Rich Slowly has had 946,860 visitors since opening. Roughly 76,000 visitors have come since the contest started on February 9th. At this pace, the millionth visitor should arrive on March 6th or 7th.
  • Akismet has caught 96,085 pieces of comment spam since day one. Roughly 20,000 pieces of spam have been caught in the past two weeks. At this rate, the 100,000th spam comment will be submitted on Tuesday.

Stay tuned! I know you’re all dying to know who wins those pickled sausages!

Post Rating
In an effort to determine which content you find most useful and/or entertaining, I’ve added a “rate this post” plugin. At the bottom of every entry you will now find an Amazon-like star-rating widget. If you have a strong opinion about a post, you can rate it from one stars to five stars. Be honest. I can only make this site better if you let me know what you do and do not like. This probably isn’t a permanent addition, but I’ll keep it around for a couple of weeks anyhow.

Most-Requested Feature
By far your most requested feature has been the ability to navigate forward and backward through archived posts. Just yesterday Mary wrote:

Hi, I enjoy the website but I don’t always stop to read the new posts. When I want to read through the entire site, it is a bit awkward to go backwards. I find that it is easy to miss some gem because it is in the comments or in the links associated with the post. For example, I remember scanning in one post about trading expensive spices bought in bulk but I can’t find it on the site.

Fear not, gentle reader! I have, at last, heeded your request. Each individual archive post now has forward and backward navigation at the top of the post and at the bottom of the post, after the comments. Please let me know how this works for you.

Your feedback is important. If there are topics you’d like to see covered — or topics you’ve grown weary of — please drop me a line. I’m open to all comments and suggestions, positive and negative.

As always, thank you for your support!

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