An all time high

October was a very good month for Respectful Insolence, a very good month indeed. In fact, traffic for this blog reached an all-time high, edging out the previous best month (May 2006) by about 1,000 visits on Sitemeter. It just goes to show that, although traffic has more or less leveled off and is fluctuating around a mean, there’s still room for bringing that Respectful Insolence to more of the blogosphere.

It’s not as though I’m ever likely to catch PZ or Ed in traffic. (I’d need my traffic to go up nearly an order of magnitude ever to catch PZ; even I’m not deluded enough to see that happening.) Still, I like to think that as the (distant) number three most popular ScienceBlogger (well, much of the time, anyway, given that, with increasing frequency, either Mark, Tim, or a couple of others seem to be passing me as a result of the big boys linking to them, something that almost never seems to happen with my blog), I try harder.

Thanks to all my readers, and don’t forget to spread the word. In fact, our mascot was so pumped at the news that he decided to take to the skies:

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That EneMan, he’s everywhere. I wonder how he does it.


  1. #1 pocono
    November 6, 2006

    You know who this is reminding me of? The Maidenform Woman. Remember those ads in ’70s women’s magazines (well, maybe you don’t) where there’d be a gloriously underpanted model in the midst of a crowd of people in one setting or another with the slogan, “The Maidenform Woman – You never know where she’ll turn up”?

    Which naturally raises the question: If the Maidenform Woman and EneMan – who would, after all, be compatible due to their shared proclivity for traveling to new places – were to mate, what traits would their offspring have?

  2. #2 Sid Schwab
    November 7, 2006

    Yikes. I’m happy when I get 300 visits in a day. I humble myself before you.

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