Look at that beauty! I started the blog on the 22nd, wrote the Westboro article on the 24th (for some reason the traffic hit a day afterwards), registered exactly 0 upvotes on Reddit and then BAM!
I’m glad I got the word out. Reddit got the word out twice, as I got referrals from the reddit/new section twice with 24 hours between them.
Clearly Westboro is going to find some novel excuse to fight this clear damnation off. Or chances are they won’t even bother. But it was an interesting *aha!* moment during math class, when the topic on Turing came up.
Today, as I do every Tuesday and Thursday, I’m giving English tutorials to the little girl with Catholic parents. It usually gives me a lot of flak and ammo for my writing.
Every day I read insane pseudoscientific claims picked up by the media and thrown into people’s faces because of their dramatic value. That also gives me a hell of a lot of ammo to write about.
Over 1000 views for one article is pretty nice for me (I can only imagine what the Scobleizer gets, but it gives me great pleasure to say that at one point yesterday the post was higher up in popularity on wordpress.com than Scoble’s article about Google or something or other). It gives me the fleeting hope that there’s a clock ticking for those bastards in Westboro, and that eventually (sooner than later) it’ll run out.
I reiterate my passion for science, reason, evidence and rationality. I hope that those who don’t identify with these humanistic values will at the very least give them a chance in the future.
So, hoping I didn’t sound too much like a cocky bastard, thanks!