My blog recently surpassed another milestone, but this time it was more an indication of interest in a single story than a testament to my feeble vocabulary and lackluster wordsmith capabilities. Last year, on September 10, 2013, my blog proudly passed the 1,000,000 article view mark, having taken just over two years to reach that milestone.

It took less than one year, approximately 350 days, to double that number and pass the 2,000,000 article read count. That occurred around August 28, 2014. As of yesterday afternoon, September 15th, my blog had served almost 2.1 million articles in its 3 year lifespan.

And this year I owe much of that success to the people of SAIF.

I am not referring simply to the employees who have loyally followed the John Plotkin story; No, I am also talking about the people who engaged in the nefarious scheme to oust him when he threatened the status quo. I am talking about the leadership at SAIF that created this debacle and gave life to a tale the industry would follow with tremendous interest; an industry that is just as appalled at what happened to Plotkin as the “front line” people who worked for him. An industry that would read about the Plotkin termination more than 300,000 times.

That's right. The collection of SAIF/Plotkin articles I have written have been read more than 300,000 times in just 4 months. So much for SAIF leadership’s theory that there are only a dozen or so disgruntled employees making all the fuss.

Oops.

Frankly we’ve seen a tremendous surge in readership across our entire CompNewsNetwork news & blog area during the same period. Last year at this time we were serving around 20,000 article views a day. Today that number runs between 35,000 and 40,000. I suppose it really is true that a rising tide lifts all boats. I'm just not sure which is the tide, and which is the boat. I'll take it, either way. And I truly appreciate the continued interest and support of all readers of my blog – sick puppies that you may be.

As for the employees at SAIF, they have been very generous with their praise and appreciation for our giving their story a national platform. I suppose it is now time that I offer my thanks and appreciation for their interest and support. While the readership of my blog has steadily increased, they provided a surge in activity that I had previously not experienced.

Muchas Gracias, mi amigo's.

And of course, I would be remiss if I did not thank the leaders of the coup, an oblivious Board of Directors as well as an absentee Governor. Thank you all, from the heart of my bottom. I couldn't have done it without you.

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For a list of Bob’s other SAIF/Plotkin articles (as well as a couple old AASCIF articles that get picked up in the search), Click here.

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