With three days remaining in my trial period, I crossed the critical threshold, with 304.19k US People on the Space subsite for the month of May so far. I believe this is the appropriate occasion for a happy dance party.
I don't know what happens next — that's for negotiating what io9 needs, what I want, and other details to-be-determined — but I'll be sticking around in some capacity after the Recruit trial ends on Saturday. You're awesome, and I couldn't have done it without your help and support. Thank you!