At last count, we’ve gotten $12,325.59 (not counting the $10,000 match from SEED) from 152 generous donors — that’s an average of $81.09 per donor. (Potential donors, don’t be put off — as little as $10 can make a big difference when you’re combining forces with other donors!)
However, there are some metrics by which the Pharynguloid are not the most awesome people (or zombies) participating in the drive. For example, donors to the Stranger Fruit challenge top the charts on pledge size, with an average pledge of $132.64 per donor.
And, when we work out the awesomeness of our readers normalizing for traffic, we end up with top 5 lists that may surprise you:
Donors per 1000 unique views:
- Terra Sigillata (11.5)
- Afarensis (4.2)
- (Tie) Evolgen and Stranger Fruit (3.5)
- The World’s Fair (3.3)
Average amount donated per unique view:
- Terra Sigillata ($1.11)
- Stranger Fruit ($0.46)
- Afarensis ($0.36)
- Good Math, Bad Math ($0.19)
- The Questionable Authority ($0.16)
Far be it from me to set ScienceBlogs readers against each other, but if you don’t see your favorite blog from the Sb galaxy in these rankings, it’s time to represent! (Links to all the active challenges in my left sidebar, right below my thermometer thingy.)
Coming up: is there any correlation between a blogger’s shoe size and the size of donations made to his challenge?