When I taught seventh graders, milestones were an important part of measuring a student's growth over the course of the school year. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the same holds true for gauging the success of a startup as well. (I promise that I will expound about other similarities between startups and seventh graders another time.)
During our first year, Todd was rather infamous for telling me, as often as he could, that wijit views were like air. The more wijit views we could get, the better our little startup would do. I started at Lijit towards the end of January in 2007 and, as you can see from the above graph, I actually had something of an impact on the numbers. The first milestone that we celebrated at Lijit took place on June 27th, when we first broke 100,000 daily wijit views.
Fast forward two years and here we are, celebrating another milestone...
That's right. On March 30th, Lijit broke the 4 million daily page view mark. Woot. We've come a long way from that day in June and it feels really good to know that, once again, I played a small part in making it happen. Milestones point the way towards where you're going and I can't wait to see what we accomplish next.