The first post in this blog was in early December, 2010, and a year later I posted a comment to memorialize the anniversary (here’s a link to that post: http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/12/one-year-and-counting.html ). Among other things, I noted in that post that—to my amazement—there had been more than 50,000 page views in that first year, enormously beyond anything I had expected.
It’s now been about six and a half months since that first anniversary, and I just noted in the statistics that Google provides its bloggers, that my total page views now exceed 100,000. For me, this is even more amazing, in a year and a half, to have doubled already what happened the first year. I can recall my own expectations for the blog (something like “maybe a few guys out there will read it occasionally”), so I guess I should just say “thanks” to everyone who’s still reading it.
In the earlier days of the blog, there were several comments posted to some of my posts, but more recently most comments have come in the form of personal e-mail to me. That’s fine as feedback for me, but other readers don’t see the comments, so whenever it’s appropriate, I add a comment or post an update of my own to reflect the substance of the commentary, and my response, if any. I hope this broadens the original posts in helpful directions.