A Peachtree/Twitter request, and a thank-you note

The plan was to take an entire day off, and I still plan on accomplishing most of that. But I felt I needed to do two things:

First, I want to repeat my request from earlier this week: If you’re running the AJC Peachtree Road Race or watching or volunteering or just passing though Atlanta and you happen upon it … send me a Tweet via Twitter describing your Peachtree experience in 140 characters. (I’m @markbradleyajc, and my Twitter profile page is here.)

The idea is for an enterprising journalist — that’d be me, believe it or not — to take the Tweets and patch them together into some sort of pointillist Peachtree portrait. (My middle name is Andrew, and I adore alliteration.) Don’t know if it’ll work, but I thought we’d try. So please help. I’ll be in your debt. Speaking of which …

I’m already in your debt. I’ve never spoken of page views with you before and don’t plan to make a habit of it, but I’m making an exception today because this little blog just went over two million page views year-to-date.

You should know that I spent last New Year’s Eve in Orlando — Georgia was playing in the Capital One Bowl, as you recall — sulking because the Bradley blog didn’t quite make it to two million in calendar 2008. (The final total was 1,976,901.) And now, with some modifications, we’ve gone past that in roughly half a year.

That mightn’t be a big deal to you, but it sure is to me. And I thank you for your patronage, one and all.

11 comments Add your comment


July 3rd, 2009
1:17 pm

Now, if the AJC can just figure out how to translate that into more money, we’ll all be happy. Seriously, I think I’d pay $10 a month for an online subscription. And, that would be a bargain.


July 3rd, 2009
2:07 pm

Well you’re welcome Tony. Anything we can do to help. But since I don’t tweet, cluck or chirp, I can’t help you with your experiment. Now if you were going to make a homemade volcano, count me in.

Happy Independence Day to all fans. Shake a vets hand if you can.


July 3rd, 2009
2:30 pm

You got it to 2 million in half the time because of your interaction with the fans and tireless work Mark. There are quite a few arenas to interact with media but you seem to be the lone wolf that actually ENJOYS the back and forth and it’s refreshing. It’s like talking with one of your buddies about sports who’s just as passionate but just so happens to be ‘wicked smaht’. Thanks and happy holiday.


July 3rd, 2009
2:56 pm

Couldn’t agree with Chris more, eh, about the interaction. I do not speak Bostonian, I simply wear them.

Have a great 4th and try to be Independent!


July 3rd, 2009
3:12 pm

Dang Bradley, I thought you would have come back at me by now calling you Tony. It must be nice having a day off. Think I will go call Barnhart Mark just for fun.

Rabun Dawg

July 3rd, 2009
6:27 pm

Mac, online subscription to AJC $5 per month. Go to AJCprint.com and sign up!

Reid Adair

July 4th, 2009
10:30 am

Congratulations on the two million, Mark. Keep up the good work, and I hope you and your family have a great Fourth.


July 4th, 2009
11:05 am

Mark thats great,” 2 million” ! Thanks for all the great posts and happy 4th to U and family. God Bless.

"Chef" Tim Dix

July 4th, 2009
12:37 pm

Mark, are you shilling as “Mac”?

Happy 4th Mark & family and to everyone make it a safe holiday.

Mark Bradley

July 4th, 2009
3:47 pm

Thanks to one and all. I appreciate the kind words. (And I’m late commenting here because I did, as promised, take the rest of Friday off. But I won’t make that a habit.)

Mark Bradley

July 4th, 2009
3:49 pm

Oh, and Chris: I’m not wicked smaht. I’m benignly befuddled.