Second anniversary

December 31, 2006 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

JPROF celebrates its second birthday today. This is one of those things that “the world will little note nor long remember” (Abraham Lincoln, a big supporter of JPROF). Still, we pause for a moment. I’ve had a lot of fun putting this thing together and then adding to it over the last couple of years. The best part is the many folks who have said they looked at the site and liked what they said. Some have even recommended to others, and a few cruel folks (including me)have made their students spend a few moments here. Some kind of audience for this site exists out in the world. I’m not sure who they are or why they come, but they seem to be showing up regularly and growing. The number of daily visits — whatever that means and for whatever that’s worth — grew seven fold this year. At least, that’s what my stats say:

I have other counters assigned to the site, but I’m not sure what those numbers mean either. I like these because they are the biggest ones, and they make me feel better on days when the ego is shrunk.

Besides, as Casey Stengel, the old perfersser, says, “You can look it up.”

So, in addition to celebrating the New Year, take a moment to celebrate with me. 2006 was a good year in lots of ways. One of the big things for me was taking a position at the University of Tennessee where I have had the chance to get a new news web site started for the School of Journalism and Electronic Media there. The site is called the (, and I’ll be writing more about that shortly.

I’ll stop now. Party on.

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