Today marks the 16th anniversary of launching eGriz.com back in my dorm at Montana State University (yep, that’s right).
I’d like to thank everyone (yes, everyone) for these 16 years. I’ve said this before, but eGriz has gone places I could have never imagined. It has it’s ups, it has it’s downs (you know quite well if you read the forums) but all in all, this site has been a great success for Griz fans to chat, meet and talk about Grizzly Athletcs.
With the Grizzly Football signing day yesterday, it was quite funny to see that most of the new recruits were about two years old when this site started. Couple more years and the recruiting class wouldn’t have even been born yet. I don’t know about you but that makes me feel slightly old 😉
I’d also like to announce the re-design of the main website to bring it up to date with the latest web technologies, which should speed up the site and allow for a better experience amongst all your devices. Most of you probably won’t be able to tell the difference, but trust me, it’s better.
I plan on improving the blog this coming year to expand on the latest additions we did this past year. It’s a great avenue for us to share thoughts and ideas about Grizzly Athletics and to keep you all informed. If you have an interest in contributing to the eGriz blog, let me know.
I like to leave this post with some interesting stats for eGriz. In the past 16 years… More than 3.5 million visitors have produced more than 169 million page views on this site. In this 16 year span, the average time spent on eGriz during each individual visit is longer than 8 minutes and 40 seconds. Apparently, you all spend a lot of time on this site and view a lot of “great” content. I wonder how much actual productivity has been lost due to this site?
Anyways, I hope everyone has a celebratory beverage (my preference is a nice cold local beer) in eGriz.com’s honor this evening… let’s have some fun!