2008 Statistics

 Posted by on 1 January 2009 at 9:48 am  NoodleFood
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NoodleFood changed direction a bit in the middle of 2008. I sought to draw in a wider audience, to increase traffic, to post more posts each day, and to focus on activism, and to bring on more bloggers. I’ve done all that, and I’m very pleased with the results, as represented by the upward trend in total blog traffic (as recorded by SiteMeter) starting in June. See for yourself:

That traffic doesn’t count RSS readers. (That’s considerable, I think.) I estimate that NoodleFood has about 1000 to 1500 daily readers via the web, plus some unknown number of readers via RSS. That’s pretty damn good, but I’d definitely like NoodleFood to do even better. And I think it can.

My goals for 2009 include (1) writing more substantive political and ethical commentary, (2) further increasing traffic to 100,000 visitors per month, and (3) adding a weekly podcast. Any other suggestions?

Best of 2008

 Posted by on 31 December 2008 at 12:38 pm  NoodleFood
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I recently asked my fellow NoodleFoodlers to send me a few of their best posts from 2008, as a way of highlighting the best we’ve offered this year. Here’s what they submitted. Please feel free to nominate your own favorite NoodleFood posts of 2008 in the comments!







And last but not least, me:

I want to heartily thank all of my fellow NoodleFoodlers for their excellent contributions to this blog over the past year. NoodleFood is a far better blog for those posts, and they are very, very much appreciated. I’d also like to thank the many knowledgeable, insightful, and amusing folks who post to the comments.

Three cheers for the NoodleFoodlers! Three cheers for the NoodleFoodleDoodlers!

And most of all: Happy New Year!

Blogroll Update

 Posted by on 23 November 2008 at 6:53 pm  NoodleFood
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I’ll be updating my blogroll sometime in the next few days, so if your blog is not on it but you’d like it to be, please post a comment with the URL and title below. Thanks! (Please don’t e-mail me; I’d like the list of blog to add to be gathered in one place.)

Admin Note

 Posted by on 21 November 2008 at 9:20 am  NoodleFood
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Admin Note: Due to computer failure, Diana will be without e-mail access until further notice.

Rate this Blog

 Posted by on 22 October 2008 at 3:16 pm  NoodleFood
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Blogroll Updates

 Posted by on 29 July 2008 at 7:00 pm  NoodleFood
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I’ve made a few noteworthy additions to the blogroll lately:

  • The Little Things by Amy Mossoff, mostly on parenting. I love the fine print:
    This blog contains excessive amounts of positive parenting stories. Non-parents may experience sudden urges to procreate and should be advised that THIS IS NOT REALITY. Please read with caution. You are advised to consult with your partner before making any life-altering decisions.

  • One Reality
  • Valzhalla
  • Galileo Blogs
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Ms. Think

    I’m surprised that I didn’t have some of those on the blogroll already! On a less philosophical note, my parents have travel blogs:

  • Travels with Daisy by Susie Brickell (featuring fabulously funny drawings!)
  • Jamie’s Travel Log by Jamie Brickell (featuring facts and figures!)

    And last but not least, the Coalition for Secular Government’s Politics without God.

  • Good Deeds

     Posted by on 20 July 2008 at 10:58 pm  Coalition for Secular Government, Health Care, NoodleFood
    Jul 202008

    Here at NoodleFood, we like to use our powers for good.

    I’m now blogging regularly at Politics without God about secular government, as is Paul. Paul also continues to blog regularly at We Stand FIRM about free market medicine. Some of the posts from those two blogs have been and will be cross-posted to NoodleFood, most posts have not been and will not be. However, many would be of interest to NoodleFood readers. So from now on, I’ll post a quick list of the week’s posts from each blog each Sunday, exactly like this:

    Politics without God:

    We Stand FIRM:


    Brandon Byrd, NoodleFoodler

     Posted by on 20 July 2008 at 6:50 pm  NoodleFood
    Jul 202008

    I’m delighted to announce the addition of yet another NoodleFoodler, Brandon Byrd.

    Brandon Byrd is a graduate student in philosophy at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. His research interests are primarily ethical, but include relevant aspects of economics, political science, and public policy. Aside from philosophy he is interested in art, broadly construed. In particular he enjoys virtuoso pianism, electronic music (though quite selectively), and the stage and screen.

    His first post — a stellar non-spoilerish review of the movie Wall-E — will be posted tomorrow morning.

    Welcome, Brandon!


     Posted by on 13 July 2008 at 4:31 pm  NoodleFood
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    I’m delighted to announce two changes to the illustrious roster of NoodleFoodlers.

    First, Paula Hall has moved from the tenuous position of “guest blogger” to the exalted stability of “regular blogger.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit overblown. The point is that we’ll be able to enjoy her contributions on NoodleFood for the foreseeable future.

    Second, Roderick Fitts will be joining the ranks of NoodleFoodlers as a guest blogger.

    Roderick Fitts is an undergraduate student in philosophy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is also a sophomore in the Objectivist Academic Center’s undergraduate program. His current interests in philosophy lie in epistemology and ethics. Other interests include improving his writing and editing skills, reading fiction novels (particularly the Sword of Truth series), and playing challenging video-games. Roderick can be reached at rodfitts@gmail.com.

    I’m delighted by these two changes, and particularly interested to see what Roderick writes for us. His first post will appear shortly.

    Welcome, Roderick!

    The Schedule

     Posted by on 28 June 2008 at 11:41 pm  NoodleFood
    Jun 282008

    NoodleFood will be on a reduced schedule of just a post (and maybe two) per day over the next week.

    Yes, yes, I know, life is hard.

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