These days it has been two years since a bunch of us Volcanophiles started Volcano Hotspot – who would have thought that we are still at it in 2017? As such things go, we have dwindled to just two of us, but we are enjoying this immensely and sure hope for another couple volcanic years together. And here’s a big THANK YOU to you, our readers! Some of you are old acquaintances faithfully dropping in for every new post but many have joined us lately, giving us more pluck and the confidence that we are doing something useful for you.
P O L L
So far, Agimarc and I have been writing what was on our mind. As we find that our readers are not exactly of the chatting (commenting) type, to find out what in particular you would like to read about I have prepared a poll for you. You can choose multiple themes that would interest you, or type new ones in the small box. It is anonymous, but of course you are free to leave a comment below.
I have also included the option “I would like to contribute…”. That means we are inviting interested readers to do a guest post every now and then. You do not need to be an expert – some people have got quite a bit of knowledge in their field of interest/hobby! (Contributing is easy enough, just let us know beforehand what your post will be about and then send us the text and any images you would like to go with it by email). On the other hand, if you are a professional geologist/volcanologist we would naturally love to see you occasionally sharing some of your knowledge with us! We’ll move this poll to the sidebar hereafter so you can cast a vote every once in a while.
Thank you all for voting! So far we ended up with:
– Volcanoes presently active 20.45%
– Volcano history 19.32%
– Remote / less-known volcanoes 17.05%
– Tectonics 14.77%
– Rock / lava / magma types 13.64%
– Seismicity 12.5%
Two guest writers would like to try a hand, and the suggestion of more posts about the Cascade Range has been made. We have moved the poll to the side bar and would love to get a few more suggestions for future posts. Not that we find it hard to find a volcano to write about, no shortage there – just want to know what people would like to read.
SOME STATISTICS of “Volcano Hotspot”
You have been doing great over the last two years, thanks again!
– 28 825 Unique Visitors have just crossed the sonic barrier with
– 101 170 Site Views but never topped the
– 1 360 Views on our Opening Day. This is our
– 96th Post.
We had visitors from most countries except from some in northern-central Africa and – Greenland! Our most viewers came from the U.S.A., followed by the U.K. and – the Netherlands! Who said stats are boring?
NEW BLOG LAYOUT
To crown the festivities we have decided on a new dress for our blog. When we chose the previous layout we had to make concessions towards readability and we were never quite happy with the result. Now that WordPress finally got around to let us customise font types and sizes (at least a few), and also developed new and nice themes, we’ve had another go at designing Volcano Hotspot. We might have to tweak the one or other detail over the coming days but it should be cleaner and faster now, and also more suitable for mobile devices. Hope you like it, let us know what you think of it and whether it works on your iPhone etc.
Enjoy! – Granyia and Agimarc