One Month Down

It has been exactly one month since this blog launched, so in lieu of my usual Friday installment of Small Wonders, I thought I’d share some stats from the blog’s first 30 days.

But first, an announcement. For the last year or so, I’ve been spending my nights and weekends working on a book proposal. Last week, I got word that my proposal will officially become a book, thanks to the good folks at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I’m not ready to divulge too many details, but I will say that the book is going to be a unique take on animals and biotechnology. I’m very excited about it, and I’ll be rolling out more details on this very blog as the project develops.

Now, on to the stats:

* In the first month, Wonderland had visitors from 89 countries (from 6 continents–all but Antarctica), including Uruguay, Serbia, Mauritius, and Kuwait.

* Visitors spoke at least 56 different languages.  

* The three most popular posts, in order, were:

  1. When a Deaf Man Has Tourettes
  2. Mom and Pop Parenting: Determinism Strikes Again
  3. Are Pets the New Phone Chargers?

(The Tourettes post was the winner by a landslide. Clearly, you all love psychology and neuroscience case studies, which is great, because I do too. In fact, I’ve got more similar posts planned. Stay tuned.)

* And though it didn’t make the top three posts, The Doctor Death Wish held your attention the longest, keeping you reading for an average of 16 minutes.

Thanks to all of you for reading over the past month and being patient as as find my blogging feet. I’m looking forward to many more months of Wonderland.

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7 Responses to One Month Down

  1. Misha says:

    Congrats again–that’s outstanding!

  2. Michelle says:

    Excellent news! I’m looking forward to more great blog posts as well as your book.

  3. Ginny Hughes says:

    ROCK! Glad that your hard work paid off….I’m totally envious/inspired. :)

  4. daniel.lende says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  5. Martin Fenner says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to hear more about the book project.

  6. Dede McClure says:

    YEAH! Congratulations – looking forward to hearing more about the book!

  7. Travis Saunders, MSc, CEP says:

    Congrats on the book deal! Very excited to hear more about it.