At the beginning of 2008, I went around to the smartest, funniest guys I knew and asked if they wanted to start a website. The first post on Overthinking It went live a year ago today.
In our first year, we published, on average, just over one post every day. We’ve served you 994,676 pageviews (and we probably crossed a million today, our 366th day of operation). We’ve crashed our hosting company’s servers at least four times, started a podcast, designed some really funny overthought t-shirts, redesigned the site, started making videos, and generally subjected the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn’t deserve.
Somewhere in there we found our voice, and we found incredible, loyal, brilliant readers who are every bit the opinionated, quirky, funny pop-culture idiot savants that we are.
How will we celebrate? Well, to start with, you will notice a few design tweaks today, aimed at making the site clearer and easier to navigate. There are more of those, as well as the official unveiling of our new mascot, Otis, on the way. We’ve got a few ideas for new kinds of posts and projects in the works. And we’re looking for ways to involve you, our visitors, more—so please send along comments and suggestions.
Thanks for visiting, reading, commenting. We hope you’ve had as great a year as we have. The next one is going to be even better.