Sunday, July 15, 2012

JLC Turns One!

Alitta virens (sandworm)
Credit: A. Semenov, White Sea Biological Station
Heartfelt thanks go out to each and every person who clicked over here in the past 366 days (leap year!).

No new post today; I'm going to take the day off to celebrate. How does one celebrate a blog's birthday? Maybe an ice cream cone with a candle stuck in the top, or a cupcake with a sparkler?

Here's a few salient factoids from my first year "full-time."

Year One Stats:
Total Pageviews: 74,000+
Total Posts: 125
Tweets: 3,414
Blog Carnivals: 2

Total Time Blogging: 500 h, ~6% of the last year.

Posts Elsewhere*: The Haystack (26), Chemistry Blog (4),  Chemjobber (3), Totally Synthetic (2), Sci Am (2), Newscripts (2). 
(*May 2011 - July 2012. Want a guest post, or want to guest post? Email me at seearroh_AT_gmail_DOT_com)

Recurring Themes: Chemophobia, Skepticism, Cartoons, Space Dinos, Arsenic Life, Structure Mishaps, Food Chemistry, Catalysis, Pop Culture Chemistry, Blog Philosophy, Arts & Crafts


  1. Congratulations! I forgot how closely our birthdays coincide. I don't know how you manage to write interesting posts with such frequency... I dread to think what would happen if I wrote 20+ posts in a month. Here's wishing you many more happy years of blogging!

  2. You have done more than any other blogger to let the chemophobic alarmists know that they are are being hunted down and well..deconstructed. Great job, and keep up the good work.

  3. Happy Birthday, JLC! And wishing you many more.

  4. Congratulations!

    We should have anniversaries for blogs, like weddings. I propose the theme of the first year be "E-Mail."

    (The second year can be fonts, then guest posts, then fan-art...)

  5. Congrats, dude -- long may this blog live and thrive.