MCM Update and The EXPTA {blog} Reaches 1,000,000 Hits!

The EXPTA {blog} will have its one millionth page hit today!  I never thought my blog would be this popular when I started it on April 16, 2007.  On average, I’m getting about 1,271 hits per day, 7 days a week from over 65 countries around the world.



Dot sizes: = 1,000+ = 100 – 999 = 10 – 99 = 1 – 9 visits



It took a year and a half to reach 100,000 hits and double that time to reach 1,000,000.



Thank you to all my readers, comment contributors, and all those who follow me on Twitter!  This is most rewarding and I look forward to future growth.









MCM Update



So today is my last day of freedom before I embark to Redmond for three weeks of Exchange MCM training.  And what am I doing?  Writing this quick update and more STUDYING.  I’ve been working and studying around the clock for almost three weeks.  The more I read, the more I realize I don’t know.  My colleagues who have taken the same course say it’s a truly humbling experience.



I’m packing my bags with a week’s worth of clothes, sundries, and essentials.  There won’t be any time for anything more than class and studying, but I will be taking speakers for my iPod just for to keep my sanity.  The hotel has a washer/dryer onsite, so some evenings will be spent doing that and shopping for groceries.



I’ve heard that there will be some big changes in the schedule for my rotation.  I don’t have the particulars yet, but it seems that the course will now run 7 days a week (no weekends off) with shorter days.  This is designed to balance out the workload a bit more evenly.



Wish me luck!