Well, not really, as, unlike the totally mercenary PuffHo, The New Republic actually pays some stipendiary emoluments to their writers. TNR wants to beef up its science-related online stuff, so I’ve agreed to allow them to cross-post some of my efforts from time to time. The first one, a slightly modified version of my piece […]
Category Archives: website-related items
If you go to Choice in Dying, you’ll see this: I’m sad to see it go. Eric’s site has had an erratic time lately—first he went to Freethought Blogs, but quickly returned to a self-hosted site. And, as I recall, he deep-sixed the site once before, but then resumed it. Eric and I have had […]
My dream is fulfilled; this website has (temporarily) surpassed “Watts up with that?” —a global-warming denialist site—in popularity.
Two items about website etiquette. First, as the readership has grown larger, the commentariat has gotten more fractious. That may mean only that as the sample size increases, the people in the tails (including the “nasty” tail) become more numerous. Regardless, I would like for readers to treat each other with respect. Lately there has […]
After two and a half years of posting on Choice in Dying, Uncle Eric MacDonald has finished. He is an ex-blogger. In “The Last Post,” put up yesterday, Eric explains that he wants to devote his time to either writing a book (my vote!) or pursuing a newfound interest in photography. Either way, I’ll miss […]
I couldn’t monitor the views to see the odometer click over, as they change too quickly, and I was in the air anyway. But yay for us!
As of a few minutes ago, I got this for the all-time traffic here: Given that we’re averaging about 20,000 views per day, this will pass 20 million some time today—assuming the regular readers will still check in despite my being on the road. I never expected so many people would check in, and I’m […]
When I posted a couple of new rules the other day, one of them brought a reaction stronger than I expected. That was my requirement that, when somebody criticizes me in a post on their own website, they can’t link to it on my site unless they provide their real name. Now of course some […]
WordPress sent me my year-end stats on Sunday, and I thought I’d put them up if anyone’s interested. First, the total views for the year. On August 21 of this year, I put up one post got the most views ever: “Kentucky Republicans realize that they screwed up: students will have to learn evolution!” It […]