This is our humble blog’s 6,000th post. We know that no one cares, especially our regular readers who have been through these things before, but we’re announcing it anyway. It’s what we do every 500 posts.
Here is the list of our prior numerical milestones: This was Number 5,500, and before that Number 5000, and before that Number 4,500, and before that Number 4,000, and before that Number 3,500, and before that Number 3,000, and before that Number 2,500, and before that Number 2,000, and before that Number 1,500, and before that Number 1,000, and before that Number 500 (approximately), and before that, this was Post Number One — Clarke’s First Law and Intelligent Design.
If you’re not already bored, we’ll give you some statistics. The cumulative total of page-views for our humble blog is about a couple of days away from 4.2 million. It was 3.8 million at post 5500. Traffic has been a bit lower than usual for the past few months. That may be partly due to Google, which has been strangely slow to index our new posts. Sometimes it takes a day or two, and we have no idea why. But reduced traffic is understandable in the second half of the year, because there are no legislative battles going on. State legislatures get started up after the first of the year. Also, there appears to be no creationist courtroom activity — but that could change at any moment.
“Page-views” is a statistic of interest to advertisers, of whom we have none. We pay WordPress to keep the place ad-free. Because your Curmudgeon receives nothing from advertisers, we don’t worry about statistics. Besides, page-view numbers don’t tell the whole story. They don’t include RSS subscribers and others who read us in various ways without actually visiting here, but we think they add another 20% to our readership.
The cumulative total of comments here is over 83,000. That’s roughly 2% of the page-views, better than most blogs experience. It’s rather remarkable, because unlike many who blog about creationism, we don’t welcome creationists who show up to start food fights. Maybe that’s why this humble blog has so many high quality comments. We’re always delighted to hear from you, because it’s your input that keeps us doing what we do.
None of this information is newsworthy (indeed, it’s shamelessly self-indulgent), so feel free to use the comments section as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Talk about whatever you think is interesting — science, politics, philosophy, etc. You know the rules, and you know about our profanity filters. But before we throw open the comments, we’ll conclude with a warning, followed by our famous guarantee of quality:
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