Happy Anniversary!

March 10, 2011 at 6:44 am 2 comments

Do you know what happened one year ago today? Well, lots of things, actually…

  • A major storm near Hot Springs, AR, dropped baseball-sized hail while tornadoes raged nearby. (Yikes!)
  • The first legal gay marriages in Washington, DC, were performed.
  • Teen idol Corey Haim, best known for his role as Sam Emerson in The Lost Boys, died of an accidental overdose.

But perhaps most importantly…

That’s right — I started sharing math jokes, random thoughts, and senseless drivel on this blog exactly 365 days ago. To those of you who read the MJ4MF blog regularly, comment occasionally, and forward links to your friends and colleagues, I want to say one thing:

Gee, you sure have a penchant for wasting time. 

But seriously, I’d like to say Thank You. When I started, I wasn’t sure I had enough material to last a year. But given the number of subscribers and all the positive comments I’ve received, I plan to keep doing this for as long as I can. I’ve really enjoyed the past year, and I hope that I can keep you entertained.

Some trivia:

  • The most popular post during the past year was Smart Quarterbacks, the Super Bowl, and SAT Scores.
  • The blog received 14,432 views during its first year, and February 6 was its busiest day.
  • The growth in traffic can be approximated by the funtion y = 33x2 – 143x + 312, where y is the number of pageviews during the xth month since inception.
  • If you drank one low-calorie beer every night since the first post on MJ4MF, that would be one lite year.

And finally…

I said to my friend, “Did you know that only 57% of people are able to understand the mathematical content contained on the MJ4MF blog?” His response:

I belong to the other 33%.

Oish. Happy anniversary!

Happy Anniversary

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peter  |  March 12, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Happy anniversary and many more!

    Reply
  • 2. Weekly Picks « Mathblogging.org — the Blog  |  March 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    […] couple of shout-outs: Mathematics and Multimedia moved to its own domain, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks is celebrating its first anniversary (congrats!), everyone’s favorite massive multiplayer mathematics, Polymath, is in the IAS […]

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The Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks blog is an online extension to the book Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. The blog contains jokes submitted by readers, new jokes discovered by the author, details about speaking appearances and workshops, and other random bits of information that might be interesting to the strange folks who like math jokes.

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