A heads up to all readers: In Socrates' Wake turns one year old this week!
As many of you doubtless know, starting a blog is easy; maintaining it — much the less developing it into a rich and informative forum — is much harder. So I'd like to thank all of my fellow contributors and all of those who've visited and commented here. I think we did something good !
By any measure, ISW has been a spectacular success. Some numbers to chew over:
- ISW has had over 2,500 unique visitors since last June.
- Our visitors have come from 82 countries and 49 of the 50 United States. (What's goin' on, South Dakota philosophers?)
- There are over 220 readers subscribing to our e-mail or RSS feeds.
- We've published 153 posts and received about 680 comments overall.
- We've achieved a Technorati blog rating right around #250,000 (I know that doesn't sound impressive, but it actually is —Technorati ranks at least 112 million blogs, putting ISW in the top 1/4 of 1% of all blogs) and an 'authority' of 27 (that's the number of blogs that link to ISW).
I leave you with our top ten"greatest hits," our most popular (commented upon) posts from the past. The diversity of topics in these posts is a real tribute to the scope of ISW.
- Evaluating teaching credentials
- Business and ethics: A disconnect, part one
- Does philosophy provide any answers?
- Recommending students do what they shouldn't do
- The reading brain
- Should professors share or advocate their views in the classroom?
- Once more into the breach: Getting students to read
- To attend or not the attend, that is the question
- Managing the classroom
- Death to the syllabus?