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Now at Evolving Thoughts:
Welcome to the 47th edition of the Carnival of Evolution. We have had our science reporters out in force hunting down the best of the blogosphere on evolution and related subjects, and here they are for your delectation and delight and other d-words.
Go there now, and see what the big white ape has in store…
- Carnival of Evolution #45 (bugs.adrianthysse.com)
Well, I am awake early to sweep-up the debris.
After having a stupendous amount of visitors passing through my blog home in the last two days, visits are finally slowing down enough that I can take a breath, restock the fridge and quickly check under the tables and in the bathtub to see if any of my regular visitors were injured in the stampede.
It’s almost embarrassing to show the following graph…
So what happened?
The visits to my humble bug blog were in the range of 80 to 100 visits a day in the week before the Carnival. Here is a breakdown of the top 5 referrers in the first two days of CoE #45:
Other referrers (i.e those with less than 10 each) brought in 31 hits; while, most disappointing, the Discovery Institute directed 0 (zero, none) people to CoE #45.
From my perspective, this edition of CoE was succesful. Unfortunately, I have no way (as far as I know) to see how many people clicked on links within the Google Presentation, so if those who contributed could have a peek at their stats and let me know, it would be appreciated! After all, this edition of CoE can only be counted as successful if it benefited those whose posts were published.
Conclusion: in order to host a successful blog carnival, mention squid, wafers, or Pharyngula. I think the Discovery
Destitute Institute could particularly benefit from this advice.