Exposing PseudoAstronomy

March 7, 2010

Arbitrary Milestone Reached: More than 100,000 Blog Views

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Stuart Robbins @ 9:06 pm
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Humans, by their nature, have many arbitrary milestones by which they judge, rate, rank, measure, and place their lives. In our base-10 number system, many of these have to do with multiples of that base. For example, someone’s 50th birthday is much more momentous than their 49th or 51st, and it’s usually celebrated with more interest than their 60th or 40th. Another example is when that next digit on the car goes from “0” to “1” just after all the preceding digits are “9.”

In similar fashion, I was watching my blog stats on Thursday while I was supposed to be in talks at a conference in Texas. My blog views were at 99,992, and I was hoping to get a screen shot when it passed to 100,000. Unfortunately, I was in a very expensive hotel. You know it’s expensive because most of the stuff that normal hotels give you for free – internet, not getting a newspaper in the morning, continental breakfast, parking, for example – they charged you for at this hotel.

Anyway, the signal upon which I was piggybacking died, and I was without internet in my room for about a half hour. Finally, the page reloaded and I was at 100,010 hits. Darn! I mean, Yay! Well, oh well. I could photoshop it to be 100,000, but it’s not quite the same thing. Anyway, for posterity, here it is, and thank you, RSS followers, subscribers, Christian Forum linkers, 2012 Hoax wiki links, Yahoo! Answers links, and general internet searchers for 100,000 reads. It took about 17.5 months to get there … let’s see if the next 100,000 can go faster! Or, perhaps I should celebrate the 250,000 mark, since that’s a “quarter million” and sounds better?

More than 100,000 Page Views

More than 100,000 Page Views

3 Comments »

  1. Congratulations!! πŸ˜‰

    Good blog.

    Comment by KT_trebor — March 8, 2010 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  2. Nice one! I’m curious though, what did you post July 17 last year to make you get 4000 hits.

    Comment by Sparx — March 8, 2010 @ 11:21 am | Reply

    • I was wondering if someone was going to ask.πŸ˜‰

      Last year, I was interviewed by three news sources about the Apollo Moon Hoax stuff since it was the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landings. One of them was CNN. When the story went live, I tried to post a link in the comments section of the article to my blog since NASA on that day released the LRO images of many of the Apollo landing sites. This was after I had put up a quick post on the blog showing the images and linking to the CNN article where Bart Sibrel (really the last major remaining proponent of the hoax idea) was quoted. I stated in my blog, after linking to the article:

      β€œI do know the moon landings were faked,” said crusading filmmaker Bart Sibrel, whose aggressive interview tactics once provoked Aldrin to punch him in the face. β€œI’d bet my life on it.” Well, Bart, what do you think of these?

      Rather than allow my comment with the link to my blog to go through, CNN instead linked to my blog under their, “Blogs talking about this topic.” So even though it was at the bottom of the page, my blog got around 10,000 hits from that link over about 3-4 days.

      Comment by astrostu206265 — March 8, 2010 @ 12:07 pm | Reply


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