It’s been seven months since Frum parted ways with National Review to launch his own website — NewMajority.com — in an effort to rally new voices and cure the Republican Party of its “psychotic episode.” It’s a long-term project that’s fighting against the tide. (…)
On a practical level, the Internet is proving to be a little more complicated than Frum first thought it would be, he says. He admits to shortcomings in his Web acumen, and NewMajority.com has already undergone a redesign since it went online.
The site has gotten about 800,000 unique visitors. By comparison, the conservative site Townhall.com receives 2 million unique visitors per month.
“I would like more, obviously,” Frum demurs.
Now see, that’s yer trouble right there:
Posting an oblique advertisement on his NRO blog for help with a new enterprise, Frum found his managing editor in Meghashyam Mali, a recent University of Chicago law school graduate.
These days, Mali runs NewMajority.com from a converted carriage house in Frum’s backyard.
It’s a humble start, but Frum is willing to press on despite the odds.
I too am willing to press on, despite not having a converted carriage house in my backyard, or even a backyard — OR even so much as a “recent University of Chicago law school graduate” to play “Raj” with.
Or a famous last name and lots of money, or a hundred big shot friends, or…
(UPDATE: now with added satire!)
Anyhoo: I started using Statcounter in May 2008. Here’s a screenshot of my uniques, taken ten minutes ago: