The first day that the site was live it saw a grand total of 796 pageviews – not bad, not bad, right? I was impressed but I wasn’t even remotely prepared for what was to come.
You see, the next day the site didn’t see double the number of pageviews or even triple. It didn’t see 5 or even 10X. The very next day the community site clocked in nearly 60,000 pageviews (59,575 to be exact).
And it didn’t stop. In fact, in just a few days the community site will cross 1,000,000 pageviews… … … … one… freakin’… million… pageviews…
Now, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of many online communities and have built a few of them myself and I have never been a part of a community that has grown with this much speed and velocity.
And it’s all because a system like Discourse existed…!!
And the momentum is only building…!
It’s still a bit early to know where my brother will take his fast-growing community (powered by his incredibly fast-growing YouTube Channel) but it’s very, very clear that he’s struck an obvious tap-root in two markets that are growing at breakneck speeds (e.g. video and bitcoin/cryptocurrency).
But without Discourse we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off over at THE BITCOIN PUB and I’m so grateful for the software, the team behind it, and the continued support of the larger Discourse community.
This isn’t the first time I’ve put together a Discourse install but it’s the first time where the community is actually working, if that makes sense.
So… much… !