I have 18 readers!!!!

… according to this article by Rosslyn Beeby in the Canberra Times:

… But Greg Laden, a biological anthropologist, whose most recent posting is about excavating a giant Buddha in Afghanistan, is the network’s third most popular blog with a daily average [number of readers] of around 18…

Go read the article. All of your favorite Nature Bloggers are featured.

(Must have been a slow news day in Australia…)

[hat tip: ABATC]

Comments

  1. #1 Ben Zvan
    September 17, 2008

    Congratulations, Greg! You deserve every one of them.

  2. #2 Dan J
    September 17, 2008

    Now Greg, what have we told you about quote mining?

  3. #3 John McKay
    September 17, 2008

    That can’t be right. Some of them must be duplicates.

  4. #4 Optimus Primate
    September 17, 2008

    Good to know I’m in such exclusive company.

  5. #5 Dan J
    September 17, 2008

    I guess all 18 of us should get together for a party somewhere… Maybe a Denny’s would suffice.

  6. #6 EricJuve
    September 17, 2008

    Why don’t all 18 of us introduce ourselves.

  7. #7 jl
    September 17, 2008

    http://natureblognetwork.com/

    He’s probably spamming himself with robot readers.

  8. #8 Stephanie Z
    September 17, 2008

    We could just count off.

  9. #9 Virgil Samms
    September 17, 2008

    Does that count all of my pseudonyms separately?

  10. #10 decrepitoldfool
    September 17, 2008

    I went there thinking the writer was confusing the set of regular commenters with the set of readers, at something like 1:100.

  11. #11 Salad Is Slaughter
    September 17, 2008

    Is that 18 reader’s per day? Damn, you’re a big dog.

  12. #12 Aaron Golas
    September 17, 2008

    I’m trying to remember the last time I personally made up 5.6% of a demographic…

  13. #13 EricJuve
    September 17, 2008

    The article must have been updated as it now state that you have 1800 readers, that would be a big party.

  14. #14 Virgil Samms
    September 17, 2008

    The article must have been updated as it now state that you have 1800 readers…

    You might consider the possibility that it was that way all along, and Mr. Laden was being clever with the asterisk.

  15. #15 EricJuve
    September 17, 2008

    Of course, I get it now.

  16. #16 Stephanie Z
    September 17, 2008

    Elipses, actually. He was just demonstrating that he knows how they work. [Joke intended for approximately three people.]

  17. #17 Greg Laden
    September 17, 2008

    I’ve got ellipses … and I know how to use them!

  18. #18 Lorne
    September 17, 2008

    Wait, there’s only 17 comments.
    Okay, better now.

  19. #19 Stephanie Z
    September 17, 2008

    Greg, today you can even spell them better than I can.

  20. #20 Dan J
    September 17, 2008

    Greg, today you can even spell them better than I can.

    …because he got out his trusty dictionotomy

    Or maybe not.

  21. #21 John S. Wilkins
    September 17, 2008

    I’m deeply offended that they didn’t even mention me or Deltoid, two, you know, Australian Science Bloggers? But maybe that’s just the old capital city rivalry coming up again…

  22. #22 Joe
    September 17, 2008

    ACTUALLY the article states that you have…
    “a daily average of around 1800 daily readers.”
    It’s ok. You’re just an Anthropologist and you are within two orders of magnitude. That�s pretty close in your field. Almost spot on. Nice going!

  23. #23 Mimi
    September 17, 2008

    @ Joe… too true! lol.

    @ Greg, congratz on being the slow news day filler.

  24. #24 Snail
    September 18, 2008

    I’m deeply offended that they didn’t even mention me or Deltoid, two, you know, Australian Science Bloggers?

    But they did mention three Australian nature bloggers …