As the first anniversary of this blog approaches, some statistics:
As of now, there are 247 published posts and 101 published pages. In terms of the number of comments, so far, the top posts, with 50 or more each:
- Low-down on Lie-bull September 7, 2017, 50 comments.
- What is scientific consensus? August 19, 2017, 53 comments.
- If it blew up, it must be LENR! August 7, 2017, 100 comments.
- RvD trial day 4: settled! July 5, 2017, 70 comments.
- How to beat the law June 16, 2017, 68 comments.
One of the runners up:
- Bob Greenyer and the Temple of Doom, March 2, 1017, has 46 comments.
There may be some effect, it appears, from snarky or fun headlines. From the dates, and knowing that I started the blog in November, 2016, it appears I have been learning to attract participation. Then I was distracted by some funny business on Wikipedia and Wikiversity, etc.
I looking at my domain statistics, I had thought that July, 2017, would be the peak for unique visitors, because I was the only reporter on the scene when Rossi v. Darden settled. No, July was 8422, but September was 8655.
The page with the most views is not surprising: Rossi v. Darden docket and case files.had 7288 views so far this year. The runner-up was the post on the RvD trial settling, with 5470 views.
There are several people with author privileges here, but only two have published posts, myself and THHuxley, and THH only a couple.
Fundraising for the Miami trip was very successful. Enough was donated to allow me to cover the full trial, but then it settled quickly! So there is funding for additional travel; I hope to go to Texas soon, and there will be ICCF-21 in Colorado. Thanks to everyone that makes this possible!
(and a little perspective. I have posted 2100 Answers on Quora.com, and have 3.2 million page views there so far. I have 1596 followers. I’m not writing much there, just sporadically, but Quora recently promoted an Answer I wrote — about traffic citations — to 17,000 people. At one point, one of my Answers — a fun piece of silliness — was promoted to a million people. Page views for my Answers are running about a million a year. Blogging is generally more fun, though.)