About 9:35 p.m. on September 27, 2010, someone from Kansas went to Google and did a search for "mileage reimbursement 2010".

Somehow, that person selected the fourth entry on the search results, which just so happened to be my blog post from January 2010 discussing the mileage reimbursement rates set by the IRS.

And in so doing, that person became the one millionth viewer to the blog, though they’ll probably never know it.

For all the other 999,999 views that came before it — and to those who will read it in the future — my sincere thanks. 

Oh, and if you’re wondering, the optional rate for businesses is 50 cents per mile. But stay tuned to see what happens in 2011.