The theme at NN this week has been popularity and trying to get attention. Always one to charge after a bandwagon, demanding to be let on board, I thought I would chime in.
Even better, there are two bandwagons I can try not to be pushed off. Whilst he’s enjoying himself in Norfolk, Bora’s blog has leapt into action and produced a post on posters. This is too good an opportunity to miss, so I’m reprising the most popular post from my previous place.
Last summer ESEB(European Society for Evolutionary Biology) had its bi-annual bash in Uppsala. Chris, from here in Helsinki, had booked to attend, and was due to present a poster. But he decided at the last moment he couldn’t be bothered. Some of his colleagues (now at different levels of ex-friendship) decided this was too good an opportunity to miss. They created their own poster for his slot, and duly put it up.
After I had blogged about it, I sent the link to PZ Myers, who kindly linked to it. In terms of getting visitors, this was a great success with over 3000 hits for that post, or about 1000 more than for any other of my posts. Disappointingly though, I only got 2 comments. Even worse, there were 13 on the Pharyngula post. Let’s see if I do any better this time.