It’s a landmark moment here at the Talkshop. After a quiet start 33 months ago, we have reached a million page views. The blog has had its ups and downs, May 2010 saw only 714 visits all month, at the moment we average at least twice that per day. In all the excitement around the raid on tallbloke towers last December, we had our busiest day; 22,525visits, and our busiest month; 124,271 visits. Inevitably things quietened down a bit as we got back out of the drama and into the business of appraising science, and climate related politics, but a few standout items this year have helped maintain the interest and we have seen a high quality of input from article writers and commenters. Here’s raising the horn of plenty to you all!
January saw the long, detailed and often heated discussions around the work of Ned Nikolov and Karl Zeller.
February brought new papers from Hans Jelbring and Doug Proctor, and the most commented thread ever from N&Z. Also in February the Talkshop was voted Best European Blog 2012 at the Bloggies – a great birthday present. :)
After an eight week summer sabbatical lull for me, and some solid posts from Tim, who now has a new UK Surface Stations Project on the go, we are barreling forwards towards a busy Autumn season. I’m preparing for the Royal Society meeting in October while Tim concentrates on data gathering for his project. Developments around the solar-planetary theory are bubbling in the background and we hope to report exciting new results by the end of the year.
I’d like to offer my personal thanks especially to Tim C for the support and effort he puts into the site, and all the other authors, contributors, commenters and readers who keep the talkshop bubbling with their interest in the science we care about.