6 February 2011
One million page requests!
Posted by Dave Petley
Some time on Friday my blogs (i.e. the original Dave’s landslide blog and this blog combined) reached one million page requests. I feel that I should have had an airport-style surprise waiting for the person to mark the moment (maybe the winner could have got to spend a cold day laser scanning on a windy cliff with me, with the second prize getting to spend two days…), but I was sitting on a plane en route to Singapore at the time.
The million page requests have taken a little over three years, although 708,000 of those were in 2010. They have come from 461,000 individual visitors. Assuming that each person stayed on the site for one minute per page request, I have used up 696 days of your collective time. The numbers are somewhat staggering – I certainly never envisaged this when I started the blog a little over three years ago – so thanks to everyone for your interest and your support.
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A friend linked to your blog soon after the Attabad landslide. I have been an active reader ever since.
I was recently telling some friends about your blog, and they were a bit bewildered that I (a Latin teacher) would develop such an interest in (what seemed to them) an esoteric blog. You do a great job of presenting scientific information in a way that a layman can understand and appreciate, making the topics you address even more captivating than they already are. Your treatment of your topics is both articulate and humane.
Sign me up for those two days of laser scanning!
Congratulations! Your blog is a great read, and I especially like all the YouTube etc links you provide – nothing like seeing a slide ‘in the flesh’!
Your blog is linked on the bottom of the landslide page on Wikipedia – maybe that has something to do with it? Also NASA using you a a source a lot for their posts on the Attabad landslide must have helped.
By the way, I see the Wikipedia landslide page is marked with a tag reading “This article needs attention from an expert on the subject.” Feel like helping???
You do a good job. I’m not aware of a comparable up-to-date source of news about mass movements.