Thursday, November 04, 2010

Happy Blogiversary Sandwalk!

 
Today is the 4th anniversary of Sandwalk. My first posting. Welcome to my Sandwalk, went up at 9:07 pm on Nov. 4, 2006. I didn't think I was going public when I created that posting but it contained a link to Pharyngula and PZ noticed. He mentioned it on his blog and that was the end of my attempt to experiment in private. Things have never been the same since then.

That first posting was followed by 3506 others and 28,465 comments from readers—most of whom disagreed with me!

Sandwalk pages have been viewed 3,255,306 times. There are about 3,500 visits per day from Monday to Friday and 2,500 on Saturdays and Sundays.

None of my top five most popular postings are science postings. That's kinda sad.
  1. Dear Royal Ontario Museum ...

  2. A Challenge to Theists and their Accommodationist Supporters

  3. Who's the Grownup in the Science vs Religion Debate?

  4. Arguing Against God

  5. Sophisticated Religion


14 comments:

  1. None of my top five most popular postings are science postings. That's kinda sad.

    Understandable, but I enjoy the science postings and urge you to keep plenty of them coming. I don't feel at all qualified to comment on most of those, but love the opportunity to learn.

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  2. Congratulations.

    None of my top five most popular postings are science postings. That's kinda sad.

    No it's not. It shows that you're writing articles that appeal to a wide audience. There are far more non-biologists (me for example) than biologists.

    The biology posts, here and elsewhere, though I enjoy reading them tend to be way over my head.

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  3. Happy Blogiversy, Larry. :)

    I do prefer the science content, to be honest. Too many biology blogs have got side tracked on religion and politics, and aren't creating nearly enough science content. I like seeing what specialties other than my own are doing, in a way outside of my department's seminar series! :)

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  4. I've been reading Sandwalk for half that time (grinding my teeth at times, I would add). Keep up the great work.

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  5. Don't let the numbers dissuade you from continuing your science posts. I enjoy your knowledge of and ability to explain biochemistry and your many battles with arguments that are relevant to biochemistry. I also enjoy reading your perspective on evolution although we disagree on much (I think Eldredge and Gould have contributed little of lasting value to evolutionary theory).

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  6. None of my top five most popular postings are science postings. That's kinda sad.

    Please don't stop posting them.
    I'm going to mention it on my blog: http://evolutionguide.blogspot.com/

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  7. None of my top five most popular postings are science postings. That's kinda sad.

    Please don't stop posting them.
    I'm going to mention it on my blog: http://evolutionguide.blogspot.com/

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  8. > ... and 28,465 comments from readers—most of whom disagreed with me!

    I, um, disagree.

    > Jud: ... but I enjoy the science postings and urge you to keep plenty of them coming. I don't feel at all qualified to comment on most of those, but love the opportunity to learn.

    I, um, agree. Congratulationarianisms...

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  9. I've been reading your posts for 2 years and have felt better educated in history and science. I'm looking forward to more posts in the future Dr. Moran.

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  10. Happy blogiversary. I'm still reading, after 4 years.

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  11. I'm a fairly new reader so maybe I shouldn't generalize, but those five posts seem pretty representative (I just scrolled down the page which seemed to confirm that impression) so it is puzzling that you would expect your readers favs to not reflect that emphasis.

    Personally I am bored by the anti-religion discussion (here and elsewhere- it all boils down to "religion is stupid" "ID is bad" (well, duh)-and after coming here from the CoE blog and being initially impressed by the evolution posts and discussions, I started losing interest because of the creation/religion posts and only check back occasionally.

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  12. I do prefer the science content, to be honest. Too many biology blogs have got side tracked on religion and politics, and aren't creating nearly enough science content. I like seeing what specialties other than my own are doing, in a way outside of my department's seminar series

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  13. I do prefer the science content, to be honest. Too many biology blogs have got side tracked on religion and politics, and aren't creating nearly enough science content. I like seeing what specialties other than my own are doing, in a way outside of my department's seminar series

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