September: The Month that Was

I posted 299 items during the month of September, about average. However, I had another month of increased hits on the blog and I’m not prepared to increase my estimate as to how many regular readers I have to fourteen!

The most popular post of the month was this one:

Franken talks down angry mob at State Fair

… which in turn sparked a Fark Event (or some such thing) over at Dusty Trice’s blog and put him on the map.

Another very popular post was this one:

Help us name our baby

… in which you gave us lots of great suggestions, and I’m sure we’ll use every one of them.

Very popular as well were Caster Semenya’s Gender: What would the science be?; Joe Wilson’s outburst is not about civility. It’s about racism; I am one pissed off m@f$@#ker, which is about health care; and Roman Polanski may visit Los Angeles Soon.

I particularly liked, and so did you (and by “like” I mean in some cases “dislike”) What is the Placebo Effect, and it it getting stronger? That particular post is extra interesting because it is about a paper on the topic, and the author of the paper joined in the discussion. If you’ve not seen it, go check it out!

September was also the month that I produced most of the Falsehoods Posts (and more are coming!). Here is a list of them so far:

Thank you very much for an enjoyable month of blogging and conversation.


  1. #1 david W
    October 7, 2009

    You might have to revise your regular readership numbers downward to 13.. I read you at work as well 🙂

  2. #2 NewEnglandBob
    October 7, 2009

    Why don’t you ask who are regular readers? I have notification set for RSS feed via Google reader for here (and 17 other blogs plus 6 other sites), so I at least see every post and read nearly all of yours.

  3. #3 Dan J
    October 7, 2009

    The quality of the posts and conversations that follow is terrific.

    …increase my estimate as to how many regular readers I have to fourteen!

    Fourteen!?!??!!1? Well, at least that gives me something to shoot for. I guess it just goes to show that I need to increase my posting to get up above four regular readers.

    Examining the search terms people use to get to the blog is sometimes disheartening. I’m going to have to write more about CHDK and HDR with Linux.

  4. #4 Stella
    October 7, 2009

    Woohoo! Fourteen! Actually, this regular reader has to play catch-up, for baby-related reasons of my own.

  5. #5 Betsy
    October 7, 2009

    These series link lists are great, by the way. I’m a new regular who started with your missionaries series and I’ve been working through some of your other lists and links. It always helps to assume that the reader missed something.

  6. #6 José
    October 7, 2009

    You forgot that Mike H left. Back to thirteen.

  7. #7 Uncle Glenny
    October 8, 2009

    If I read you more regularly will that add one?

    Will I get a toaster oven?

  8. #8 luna1580
    October 8, 2009

    even though i mostly lurk, i read you every day (granted, this became a regular thing just last month) so please add me to your “fourteen regular readers”. i even put you on my mainpage safari bookmark bar….

    🙂 luna1580