We can’t say it. But we can sure hint it.
Might have something to do with the character of our crowd. The Reader Survey (if you’ve already voted, don’t vote again) shows that we’re a bunch of men with most of us north of fifty. Plenty of engineers and science types mostly from the civilian and not academic end, with roughly one-third of you not (yet) celebrating the same birthday the majority of us celebrate today.
Maybe the best news is that a big chunk of you guys are gluttons for punishment, as the saying goes, and have been visiting for many years. Whenever I think of it, like Old Lodgeskins, my heart soars like a hawk.
If I were any better at organization, I’d thank individually each of the Guest Posters who contributed throughout this last year. There’s been quite a few—but I didn’t keep track (terrible, terrible; mea maxima culpa). If you have ideas for your own post, use the Contact Page to shoot me a message.
Thanks too for the many donations! You guys have been extremely generous and have huge hearts. Like I say in the sidebar, since I’m an independent and have no grants or salary or other usual academic ways of scoring reading material, I use this money for books. I buy far too many. But I don’t plan on stopping.
The comments have been terrific as always. They are consistently miles above the, um, let us call them, more public sites. And this is so even when we disagree with one another, which is pretty much all the time. Oh, if you’re new here don’t let the old timers intimidate you and keep you from jumping in. They’re harmless. Everybody is welcome.
Hello and thanks to all the folks coming in from BigPulpit, Watts Up With That, Climate Audit, Nathional Catholic Register, Climate Depot, the TOF Spot, Ed Feser, Small Dead Animals, Judith Curry, American Digest, Jerry Pournelle, Shadow to Light, those from Twitter, and all the rest that link in regularly.
Most of all, thanks for reading. I mean it. I never would have guessed a blog based on an obscure bloodless topic would get as much interest as it has, and for so long. Traffic has been slowly but very steadily increasing. I remember (after the second year) when I was thrilled to see 400 people a day. It’s six times that now. We’re up to about 70,000 visitors a month (on average).
Like I’ve mentioned before, I think more people read one these posts than all the people who have read any of the “official” papers I’ve ever written. If you have requests about topics to cover more of, leave them below or send emails. Are we done with global warming? Probably not.
In a week’s time we’ll do our annual predictions post. So start thinking of what’s going to happen now.
Happy Birthday, Jesus. Thanks for all the presents (even though it should be the other way around). We’re all not always doing the best we can, but when we don’t, we feel bad about it.
That’s it! Go and sin no more.