I realize that I have been absent for the past week, but I am in the process of moving. I thought I would take a break to post a quick update about the Blog itself. It was two years ago today that I began this blog. I began writing this blog to cover my graduate school experience, but I quickly realized that I would have to write about more than just graduate school if I wanted to attract readers. So, I expanded the blog’s content and changed its name in 2011. Today the blog covers a wide variety of topics including racing, technology, the automotive industry, history, and a variety of important causes. I wanted the blog to reflect my diverse interests, and I believe it has succeeded.
I thought that it might be interesting to discuss some of the numbers. Since the blog launched there have been over 48,000 hits, and the site now averages over 6,000 hits per month. In the last two years, I have written 249 posts, and have the posts divided into 27 categories. Earlier this month, The Whole Earth Blog was recognized by WordPress as one of the fastest growing blogs on they host. That was truly an honor.
As you may have noticed, The Whole Earth Blog has received a minor facelift, as I try to update the site once a year. With an updated header and a slightly modified layout, I am looking forward to what the next year brings, and I hope readers will continue to follow the blog as it continues to improve and grow. I will continue to cover the auto industry, technology, and support a variety of causes. I want to thank all my readers for making this this a successful year and I encourage readers to suggest topics or provide feedback by leaving comments on posts or by using the Contact page.