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400 posts! Many more to come…

As of yesterday, I have written 400 proper articles for this blog.

Woo, and I might add, hoo.

That’s excluding random announcements, navel-gazing, chatter or the odd journalistic take-down. Four hundred summaries, each covering one or more new pieces of research. Each one probably represents about 2.5 hours of work, and it’s taken about 2.5 years to accumulate all of them. But it’s been worth it, for me certainly and I hope for people reading too.

If you’re new to Not Exactly Rocket Science, you can find the entire back catalogue in “The Full Works“.  Or if you want a taster, have a look at my top picks from 2008, or the recent Darwin celebration series.

The other thing I realised, was that it took 18 months to write the first 200 posts and just 12 to write the next 200. So I’m speeding up. See you soon for the 500th anniversary post.


16 thoughts on “400 posts! Many more to come…

  1. Well done, Ed! I don’t know how you do it. I certainly hope that you are able to keep us all abreast of what is going on in the peer-reviewed literature for as long as it remains fun for you to do so.

  2. Just wanted to say congratulations! I’ve only been reading your blog for a little while, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoy your style and look forward to the next hundred. Keep it up!

  3. And looking forward to the next 400.
    As a piece of useless statistical analysis for you –
    I ignore about 15%
    I don’t understand about another 15%
    I am only partially interested in a further 15%
    The other 55% are ideal for me. I especially love the ones on Natural History and fossils.
    (All that’s a comment on me not your blog!)

  4. Thanks for the encouragement folks.
    Scriptor Senex, well that’s fair enough – perils of having a diverse subject matter. Although “I don’t understand about another 15%” could be a sign that I’m not doing my job well enough 15% of the time 😉

  5. Good sir:
    Yee followed by, if I may be so bold, ha?
    You have put far more quality and content into 400 posts than might be found in 40,000 by others.
    Truly, your gift is packing so much accurate, readable, and engaging content in each post.
    So as to not advertise my lack of ability to do the same, I shall conclude here. Congratulations from an adoring fan!

  6. In my ever-changing RSS page, you are the one that always makes the cut. Great info, great writing – I,too, raise my java cup in a Bravo!

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