Well, it’s a small mile stone, but, considering how this blog started. I’m going to allow myself just a little self-satisfaction. And thank all of the people who contribute to this blog.
Originally, I used this blog only as a work space of sorts. I got tired of doing work like plotting snow cover and then working like heck to post a graph or a chart just to get it on the blogs for people to see. I got tired of writing lengthy comments with links that no one would read. So, I linked, graphed, analyzed and wrote blog posts no one read.
I have to say, it seems worse to write blog posts which no one reads than blog comments which no one reads, for some reason.
Again, this place simply started as a work place. I didn’t really “blog” in the typical sense. I’ll break it down for you. I wrote 3 posts in March of 2011, 2 posts in April, 3 in May, 4 in June, 3 in July, 11 in August and 33 in Sept. So, while technically this blog is about 1 1/2 years old, it’s really only been a traditional blog for less than a year. It’s likely We will go over 1000 posts tomorrow. (by my count there’s been about 5 or 6 guest posts) The first being AAM!
The reason I decided to move forward with this blog in such a manner is because of the climate issue. No, not that I believe I have anything great to add to the discussion, (though I have had my moments. ) It is because I saw something changing and something lacking. Nearly all skeptics see the political and ideological bent to anthropological climate change advocacy. I’ve written several times that the science is so weak that it can’t be about the science. It’s virtually non-existent. In my opinion, the specific issue of climate change is in its death throes. But, the ideology behind the advocacy is as strong as ever. So, we cover a plethora of issues here. The readership is diverse! We have all sorts of knowledgeable and earnest people come by and contribute!
We have an international diversity as well. 1/3 of the visits come from outside the U.S. The peak visits are still when we’ve written something newish and novel regarding climate. Now, I know the numbers are miniscule compared to other blogs, for the time being. But, I’m more than satisfied of the slow and steady progress we’ve made.
While there are scores of people I’d like to thank, and give a shout out, I’ll refrain for fear of leaving someone out. I just want everyone to know that I treasure the discussions. I get a charge out of knowing I’m not the only one who feels the way I do. I also deeply enjoy the diversity of opinion. Even the ones who challenge my assertions. There is, however, one I feel I should give a shout to. Frequent commenter Latitude, who has gone missing from the blogs as far as I can tell. I’ve been commenting on various blogs with Lat for so many years, it’s like I would know what he would write and he would know what I would write, regardless of the issue. So, my thanks, my friend. Come back soon. And, thanks to everyone. In my estimation this has been an unqualified success and I’m looking forward to more success as we all move