I have kept this blog going since my first post on June 26 this year. Thats 81 days of blogalicious activity that you the reader have responded to enormously! As of this writing I have over 10,000 page views since I've kept stats (July 14, 62 days) for an average of 171.23 views/day. This post is my 113th post for an average of 1.4 posts/day.
The success of this blog has more to do with you guys! My technorati rating is already at 64. Thanks for promoting the material I come up with, commenting and just being involved. I am working on more ways to make my blog interactive and am open to any comments and suggestions you as the readers have for material or interactivity. I enjoy reading your reactions and hope you will comment more often in the next 113 posts and beyond.
I know I haven't done much hard science writing lately. I am teaching, writing papers, analyzing data, preparing for comprehensive exams and taking a class in molecular evolution in addition to spending time with my wife and 2 kids. So finding time for anything well thought out can be somewhat difficult.
But the feedback is wonderful and keeps me going! Comments in my blog or inbox like the one I just got today below are motivating:
"I just read about you on the pandas thumb. The first 2 things I see are PSU and a hangdogs quote. I am also a nittany lion and a hangdogs fan. Your blog makes me as proud as a dog with 2 dicks. Carry on, kevin"Thanks to everyone for making this blog successful. Getting such great feedback from everyone has really motivated me to keep posting. Come down to the 2008 NC Science Blogging Conference (Jan. 18-20) and talk invert with me! I'll be offering a session with some of my fantastic marine biology blogging colleagues that is going to be blogtacular! More details on that next week!
So cheers, have one on behalf of all inverts everywhere and myself!