This is our second anniversary. As blogging customs require, here are some numbers. Since we started this blog in April 2008, we’ve had over 1.6 million pages views for a total of almost 1.500 blog posts. That would be an average of 2.200 views a day (although recently we average around 5.000 views a day), and over a thousand views per post (were it not that many page views are for the home page of this blog, which contains several blog posts).
We publish an average of 2 blog posts a day, although there have been days when we had other things to do. We know that blog readers like a steady stream of alphanumerical characters interspaced with blanks and punctuation marks, and hate checking a blog only to find that there’s nothing new. So we try to be regular.
We’ll organize a reader satisfaction survey sometime in the near future to learn what people think about us. However, if you already have a strong opinion – positive or negative – or a useful suggestion for improvement, take advantage of the current festivities and use the comment section below this post to say whatever you have to say. What we really like to know is what you think about the length of the posts (sometimes too long we guess), the mix of different kinds of posts (perhaps there’s too much frivolity and not enough “serious” stuff), about the general content, and of course the style (too “didactic” probably and not snarky or polemical enough).
We receive a lot of comments, and have approved 5.100 of them (an average of 3.4 per post). It’s amazing how many spam comments we get; more than one in two comments are spam. Probably some of those have escaped the spam cage and are currently disfiguring this blog. It’s sometimes hard to tell and we are generous by nature. We use this occasion to thank all the commenters, as well as all the more silent readers (a large majority).
We also use it to remind readers of some useful but relatively unknown features of this blog: there are a number of ways to subscribe to this blog (see here); you can follow the blog and read the posts on Twitter; and you can participate in our ongoing polls on moral dilemmas. If you’d like to guest write, send us a proposal.
Anyway, we are jolly good fellows, and so are all of you. We’ll try to be still around next year.