It’s customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it’s a big 70,000!!!! There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 47,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 31 days to add these latest 1,000 members–we’re averaging one new member every 44 minutes! Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and keep the website running smoothly.
Wow, that’s a lot!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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