Windy City Gridiron was the first football blog on SB Nation. It has been a long and strenuous road at times, but we have finally reached the 1,000,000 visits mark at 6:32 PM CDT.
Doing a site like this is a labor of love. You have to put enormous amounts of time and effort into it for the sheer pleasure of doing it. It was a journey for me that started with a WordPress blog with 5 users to the biggest Bears blog on the Internet with over 1500 users. I have to tell you, it feels damn good.
I have some quick thanks to give out.
First, to whoever it was at SB Nation who thought based only on my small little blog, that I would be a good choice to run this site. SB Nation has provided us bloggers with the best platform and the best support from top to bottom.
We've been through a hand full of co-bloggers, but let me give a big thanks to ChiFan who was a big part of this boom we've seen in the last 8-12 months with me. Also to GeauxBears who came on board as the site was ramping up and helped get us there. Both guys have been vital to the success of the site and they are just as responsible for the product we have today.
Also to all the other co-bloggers I've had along the way. Scespy is still with us and you can expect to see more outstanding Xs and Os from him in the future.
But the biggest thanks has to go to all the great readers of WCG. We still have a good deal of WCG Originals; readers who have been with me for over 3 years. We've also seen a recent influx of new readers through sites like Yahoo. You have made this site great.
ChiFan13 edit: A big thanks deserves to go to WCG for all his hard work, time, and effort over these past three years.
Here's to the race to 2,000,000. See you there.