Happy 2nd Birthday, Wheat & Tares!By: wheatmeister
Two years ago today on October 4, 2010, we launched the blog Wheat & Tares. We wanted to celebrate by sharing some fun stats and putting together a list of our top ten posts to date to share with you, our esteemed audience and debate partners.
First, some stats – whether fun or not is yours to judge.
- From our humble beginnings two years ago, we’ve increased our average daily readership by over 50%!
- 12,169 people have visited the site and viewed 37,320 pages.
- The average visit is 2 mins 23 seconds.
- While over 80% of our visitors are from the US, many live outside the US. 4% are from the UK, 2.4% are from Canada, 1.7% from Australia, 1% are from Singapore, 1% are from Germany, and the remaining 11% are all from other countries all over the world.
- We get some visits from seemingly official church locations: 0.6% of visits are from BYU, and 0.4% of our visits are from the Church Office Building.
Next, see how many of these top ten posts you remember:
- (May 2011) If I Were in Charge: Change Women’s Garments & Men’s by Mike S
- (Sep 2011) The 9/11 Sacrament Meeting I Wish We Had Instead of Hammering Women on Modesty by Mike S
- (May 2011) If I Were in Charge: Ignore Tattoos by Mike S
- (Nov 2010) Unveiling the 2010 Church Handbook of Instructions by Bored in Vernal
- (Apr 2011) Good vs. Great: Iomega and General Conference Statistics by Mike S
- (Jun 2011) If I Were in Charge: Expand the Meaning of “I’m a Mormon” by Mike S
- (Dec 2010) Mormons & Feminism by Stephen Marsh
- (Apr 2011) Modest is Hottest: A Look at BYU Fashion by Hawkgrrrl
- (Nov 2010) Science & Religion 3: Scientific Search for Truth by Mike S
- (Apr 2011) Was the Civil War Prophecy Really About the Civil War? by FireTag
To our blogging team, I’d like to give a hearty thanks for all your thought-provoking posts: Andrew S, Bonnie, Bored in Vernal, Firetag, Hawkgrrrl, Jake, Jeff Spector, jmb275, Mike S, Mormon Heretic, shenpa warrior, and Stephen Marsh. And a special shout out to our emeritus and guest series bloggers: Bishop Bill, Bruce, KC Kern and Stephen Carter. Without our staff of writers, Wheat & Tares would never have been possible.
And to our readers, a thanks for coming along for the ride and for your insightful commentary, your snark, and your readership! Here’s to many more happy years together!
To everyone: What are some of your favorite Wheat & Tares posts and comments from the last two years?