At this moment, Site Meter tells me that this blog has had 499,421 visitors since November 11, 2004. If the weekend goes like last weekend, we should pass the half-million mark sometime Sunday.
If you're the 500,000th visitor... well, I'll have no way of knowing. I'm not that tech-savvy on the stats.
But you'll (obviously) have been one of the 500,000. Thanks. If it weren't for you, I'd likely still natter on, but it wouldn't be nearly so fun nor so personally rewarding.