Ed Yong's meme about getting readers to say something about themselves is spreading. Now it's here. Also on The Loom and Evolving Thoughts.
I thought it might be fair to share then some statistics on Pleiotropy, before I ask you to share something about yourself.
In the last three months Pleiotropy has had 8,395 visits, 10,579 pageviews, 1.26 pages viewed per visit, and on average visitors spent 45 seconds here (not a Poisson distribution - few people spend many minutes, while 85% of all visits are by people who are here for the first time, and most of those come via Google, and stay a couple of seconds of average). I get significantly more visitors when I blog about peer-reviewed research and post it to Research Blogging, which is not often lately, because I am working on the last of my PhD thesis. I have earned a total of $29.12 with Google ads since I signed up in April 2009.
As of today, the ten most visited posts (with total pageviews) are:
1. Paul Zachary Myers 11,853
2. Sex among siblings 3,504
3. Islamic crud stones innocent girl in Somalia 3,167
4. Wealthy men's women have more orgasms 1,638
5. The male beard as proof of God 1,179
6. Homosexuality is not a choice 1,178
7. Carnival of Evolution 16 - the [find modest synonym for outstanding] edition 1,049
8. Orangutans to replace chimpanzees as our closest relative? 981
9. Why is cannibalism taboo? 886
10. Darwin was wrong about the human appendix being vestigial 857
(PZ linked to the post I wrote about him.)
With a little luck, I expect three or four people sharing something about themselves in the comments here. Say what you want, but I'd especially like to hear i) what you do for a living, ii) why you read what I write, iii) how you first found this site, and iv) if you know of an available postdoc position in theoretical/computational evolutionary biology starting next month.
Thanks in advance.
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