2013 Year In Review

WordPress just sent me some fun blog stats and I thought I’d share a few here with you. Reading them has made me pretty excited about keeping this blog going in preparation for next summer’s field season, so thank you for reading and let me know in the comments what you like or want more of.  Here we are, 2013 in review:

In all, some 5,200 people visited the site from a total of 103 countries all around the world!


I posted 150 pictures on the blog. Here were some of the most popular:

Some of my more pedagogical musings generated the most traffic: “How to write bad proposals” and “Open access to federally funded science” led the bunch. I’ll try to work up a few more of these in 2014.

In looking through the search terms that most often brought folks here there were some surprises: “Boston skyline” was the second most common keyword, likely because of this post. I’ll see what I can do to make a few more cityscape shots in Boston. Also on the list though is “insect pinning”,”how to make a turtle trap” and “had to learn to drive.” Maybe a stretch, but hopefully they found what they came for. I’m pretty sure though that the five people searching for “classy tent” left disappointed. I am very pleased to report that google directed someone searching for “colin darwin” to my site. And finally, my favorite google referrer: “frogs poison dart,biceps and tomato” I think, perfectly sums up this blog.

So, regardless of how you got here, I’m glad to have you for just a little while. Let me know in the comments what you’d like more of in 2014.

Happy New Year!

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