Delta Points milestone today – 1 Million Thanks!

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1 million pageviews today thanks to readers

Today, 1 year and 11 months into blogging each day, I will reach a major milestone. Delta Points will, maybe as you read this, hit 1 Million pageviews for 2013!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank so many who read the blog each day, subscribe to the once a day email blast or the RSS feed (almost 5000 now) as well as those who follow me on Twitter.

Next month on the 17NOV Delta Points will mark two full years of blogging and I will have to come up with something spectacular to give away on that date. Ideas anyone 😉 – René

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