1 Million Unique Visitors To Anthropology.net!

Anthropology.net has gone platinum. With the help of guest bloggers and regular contributors, I have hosted 1,000,000 unique visitors since March of 2007. For a highly specialized niche site with no advertisement campaign I consider this milestone a success.

But, I’m going to bid blogging adieu because I have been accepted to medical school. Once I start, I imagine my studies will be like drinking from a fire hydrant and I won’t have much time to keep up with anthropology news and blogging. This is extremely hard to do, as Anthropology.net has been my baby for the last 4 years. Since the average posts takes several hours to compose, and my primary role as a medical student is to be a study bot, I am going to have to shift focus.

So what does that mean to you guys? Obviously, I won’t be posting, commenting, and moderating. I’m going to miss the discussions I’ve had with the readers and keeping up to date. I still will keep the domain and the site live just in case I ever do decide to return. I do want to extend an invitation to new guest bloggers and contributors, if you wanna pick up anthropology blogging, I’ll be more than happy to host you. Just contact me. Anyways, thank you all for such an awesome ride. I hope to be back once my clerkships start… but that won’t be for at least two more years.

22 thoughts on “1 Million Unique Visitors To Anthropology.net!

  1. Congratulations on your millionth visitor, and an even bigger congrats on your acceptance to medical school!

    I’m going to miss your contributions – your posts have always been insightful and informative.

    Good luck on your future endeavors!

  2. Best of luck with your studies, and thanks for enabling me to keep abreast of things. I found you browsing Google homepage widgets.

  3. Bittersweet. Congratulations to both the amazing number of visitors and being accepted to medical school. But I must say I am very sad to see you go, this site has been amazing. Please keep it alive at least, since the old posts are still good reads. And I hope you can bully out a few new contributors which will make it more of a collective endeavour. Though I suspect that once you’ve caught the blogging-bug it’s not as easy to kick the habit as you might think…

    Considering the high quality of your posts, you really should be paid for this – but you will have to settle for the admiration of your peers.

    Good Luck – and hope to be reading you soon

  4. Thanks for all the information you have provided. It’s been a fascinating year for me (about ayear, I can’t remember exactly when I found your blog).

    Best of luck with your new career path.

  5. Best of luck with your next step in your career path. I suspect I may be among many who will miss your blog badly. It has been a very perceptive guide to what is going on on anthropology, and I will miss it very much indeed.

    PS – Now you’re going to be a quack, can you advise me how to deal with my baldness problem?

  6. This blog has been a great source of information and discussion, you’ve done a wonderful job. Many many thanks. Congratulations and good luck on the start of your medical career!

  7. Will miss this great blog. Hope you manage to get some spare time from your studies, etc. to keep it up to some extent but, of course, it’s you and your life first of all.

    Enjoy whatever you’re doing and congrats for the success.

  8. Congratulations and good luck! Thanks for all your work on the blog. I really hope that it can stay up with the efforts of other contributors.

  9. The attendee is for expressing my sadness for the news that Anthropology.net no longer got up to date so continuously, in relation to it I send off a link to my Blog I make a comment in on the million sights that Anthropology.net obtained.

    Link: http://antradio-pod.blogspot.com/2008/12/anthropologynet.html

    Having nothing else to say that to say I say good-bye
    Atte:
    Jean Wolf

    (The present coment was written in Spanish and once the English was translated for )ord Magic Translator Home Edition)

  10. Wow, I’m feeling deeply ambivalent. Congratulations both on the millionth visitor and on the admission to medical school, but I’m also deeply saddened to hear you’ll be gone. I’ve always been profoundly impressed by the site and the quality of your reflection.

    Please consider sending along a couple of links to Neuroanthropology for the 2008 Best of Anthro post we’re trying to put together. If you don’t, I’ll just have to choose some of my favourites from your site.
    http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/19/best-of-anthropology-blogging-2008-call-for-submissions/

    Best regards, congratulations, and boa viagem,
    Greg at neuroanthropology

  11. You are naive kid.

    Blogging is in your bones. Once it starts to get its harder to leave than World of Warcraft. I expect that you will be around a lot more than you think.

    Your quality has been exceptional – monetise this site or it goes nowhere. This is 2009 1 million uniques is no big deal.

  12. Congratulations on your accomplishments, but your blogging will certainly be missed. As an undergrad in anthropology this was a great place to come for current events in fields relevant to anthropology, which really comes in handy during class discussions and when looking for sources relevant to a specific topic. I certainly hope you continue updating this site, but I also understand the need to prioritize. good luck!

  13. Q; i am looking for an article that ties allergic over reactions of current populations to elevated usage of this response in past populations

  14. Congratulations on your millionth visit! I would like to see more focus on visual anthropology here. My favorite example is the Women of Tibet series (they are in production on the third and last film in the series, according to the website). I want to encourage your readers to take the time to watch the full film of “The Great Mother”, rather than just the trailer. It airs on PBS occasionally, but you can also buy copies here. The film is such a beautiful examination of the archetype and using the Dalai Lama’s mother as a lens is a brilliant way to make it accessible to a wider audience. I watched this film with my mom, who is older now, and the smile it brought to her face was priceless.

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