My 500th Post

I started this blog in March 2010 to promote my self-published book–Georgia Before People: Land of the Saber-tooths, Mastodons, Vampire Bats, and Other Strange Creatures.  I gradually began to enjoy researching and writing articles for this blog so much that I forgot all about promoting my book.  I try to keep this blog focused on the paleoecology of southeastern North America during the late Pleistocene.  However, scientists aren’t publishing research fast enough to keep up with my prolific output, so I often turn to topics barely relevant or even unrelated to my preferred subject.  To celebrate my 500th post, I went through all of my past articles and categorized most of them.  The categories can be found on the right hand side below the archives.  The categories include Pleistocene mammals, ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, invertebrates, geology, anthropology, natural history expeditions, and standing on my soapbox.  The category of natural history expeditions are articles about my vacations.  I try to avoid politics on my blog but haven’t always succeeded.  Political articles are under the category of Standing on my Soapbox.

My blog averages 250-400 views per day, exceeding my expectations because the topic of Pleistocene paleoecology is fairly obscure.  I’m not sure if those views include many different people or a few people spending enough time reading my blog that they get counted more than once.  I’m afraid my numbers are probably inflated with spam machines.  Lately my most popular articles have been:

Thank to everyone who has taken the time to read, follow, or link my blog.

6 Responses to “My 500th Post”

  1. lizardmarsh Says:

    Love your blog!

  2. tarnegolita Says:

    Your blog is incredibly interesting! I really like reading it! Congrats on your 500th post, on to the 1000th! 😉

  3. markgelbart Says:


  4. Will DeGravelles Says:

    I love this blog, Mark. Please keep kickin ass.

  5. Will DeGravelles Says:

    I love this blog, Mark. I’m a restoration ecologist in the southeast very interested in how the world used to be and how it developed into what it is now, so this stuff is great. Keep kickin ass!

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