February 23, 2015

One Million

One million is a big number. It is enjoyable to say it just like Dr. Evil - ONE MILLION! You can't repeat it without engaging your enthusiasm.

I was pretty enthusiastic when I had a run-in with one million this weekend. But first I had to put this number into perspective for myself. This is what I found out.

Facts About One Million

  • number of Canadians being surveilled by a private Montreal firm for alleged illegal downloads
  • number of seconds in 12 days
  • number of grains of salt in one cup
It would take about a week to count to one million. It is a significant number, even in a time when there are billionaires everywhere.

More Facts About One Million

  • number of times I have said "no" to buying more crap (probably more actually)
  • number of page views the Not Buying Anything Blog surpassed over the weekend

Yes, one million page views. Dr. Evil would be loving it, even though he can't be described as a simple living individual with that big laser and desire for world domination.

Who said no one was interested in escaping the clutches of the consumer capitalist illusion? Now I have a million reasons to believe that many of us are busting out of the dead end purchasing party.


Thank you to anyone who has ever viewed a page of NBA.


  1. Awesome post! I'm glad to be a part of this one million. :)

  2. Well done, Linda & Gregg...keep up the good work!

  3. Great, Keep spreading the word that less is better!

  4. Congratulations!! Now that's a number to give us all hope that the tide is indeed changing!

  5. One million congratulations from Lisbon Portugal, European Union.

  6. Many, many congratulations! My husband writes a blog and would be very happy indeed to get that number of views. At 10,000 he still has some way to go. Long may you blog! Frances.

  7. Thanks to everyone for your welcome good vibes, and for making all this possible. Hopefully Linda and I can keep you around until we hit 2,000,000 views (and beyond).

  8. Congrats! Happy to be apart of the crowd!


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