Stats 1

The blog is one year old today.

Birthday cake
Joey Gannon from Pittsburgh, PA / CC BY-SA

I began this blog exactly one year ago, and I’ve had a great time writing it. Thank you for reading, sharing, commenting, and (hopefully) enjoying! Here are some random stats about the first year of this website.

I’ve written about 365 topics – obviously, one a day. The single most viewed post has been the second-fastest animal. The two least viewed posts so far have been first fingerprint and the solid core of the Earth. I guess that Victorian Argentinian detectives aren’t the big drawcard I thought they’d be.

The blog’s total wordcount so far is 93,151 words. For comparison, that’s four thousand words longer than George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and nearly twice as long as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Although this blog has fewer metaphors and more fart jokes than Gatsby.

When I began, my list of possible future topics had about thirty entries. As of today, it’s up to 276… so I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I’ll keep digging for the obscure, the illuminating, the contrary, and the remarkable, and I hope that you’ll come along for the ride.

5 Replies to “Stats 1”

  1. Happy birthday generalist academy
    Sure will. I look forward to my daily fix of blogs about obscure, illuminating, contrary and remarkable subjects.
    Love the conversational style of each blog and enjoy the eclectic collection, that is a surprise every day.
    Look forward to many more daily blogs.

    1. Thanks for that Chris, glad to hear it and thank you for reading! I never know how popular the RSS feed is, but I’m a holdout from the Good Old Web days and I love feed aggregation.

  2. Happy birthday! And hi to the unprecedented(?) number of commenters on an entry.

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