April 14, 2011

A Blog Milestone

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

100,015 pageviews.
Fukushima spike.

Sometime yesterday my little geology blog passed 100,000 pageviews, a milestone that I expected to reach maybe by the end of 2011 or perhaps in 2012. I never expected to reach this milestone so quickly. I’ve only been blogging since November 2010, and when I first started blogging I was happy if I even had ten pageviews per day.

I have mixed feelings about reaching 100,000 pageviews. I am happy and sad. I am happy because so many people are interested in reading my blog, but I am sad because the primary reason I have so many pageviews is a result of interviews I’ve done with my father on the second-worst nuclear disaster in history. I must say, this is a depressing way to increase readership. However, I’ve noticed that a few of my “nuclear dad interview” readers are staying to read some of my geology-related posts. That makes me happy, at least.