Friday, 3 June 2011

Egyptology News Network: First anniversary

Egyptology News Network is one year old today so I would like to thank you all for your support over the past 12 months.

It was a spur of the minute decision to start the blog when a planned evening with friends fell through and I decided to see how difficult it was to create an online Egyptology forum.

I thought you might like to know a few of the site statistics as of today.

In all there have been 452 posts, the first being about Actress Jessica Biel's 'love of Egyptology'. Sorry about that.

As of today, 24,182 pages have been read by visitors. The most popular post of was my Servant of the Deep: The mystery of the Titanic Shabti article which has been read 1,148 times since it appeared on 24th January this year.

The most mentioned person was (and perhaps this is not surprising)  the man in the hat: Dr Zahi Hawass.

So what's in store over the next few months. I am working on several stories relating to Lady Meux and her Egyptology collections. Another will look at the story behind Cleoparta's Needle, now standing on London's Victoria Embankment. I am also collecting more information about the wreck of the Gottfried and its cargo of Egyptian antiquities. I also think I have discovered a previously unknown photograph of E. A. Wallis Budge. And I would like to send out a regular newsletter as well.

The real problem I have is finding the time to do all this work.

If you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms about the blog, please get in touch. If you would actually like to write something for blog - maybe about a research project you're working on or just a review of a new book you've read - I am open to all suggestions. Perhaps you've got photographs or video you would like to share.

Don't forget you can you can receive updates about Egyptology News Network via FaceBook, Twitter (we're now been followed by around 450 people this way) and LinkedIN. You can also register for email alerts as well. And, of course you become a Follower of the site and have your picture posted on it. Don't be shy, let's see what you look like. You can join any of these services on the links on the home page. It's all quite painless.

Anyway, once again, thanks very much for your past support and, hopefully, future support.

Paul

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary. May there be more to celebrate.

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  2. Thanks very much. I have to say the year has gone by in a flash.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you.......

    Through this post i realised that the Hatshepsut Project is also one years old.

    Here's to many more shared birthdays!!

    Stuart

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  4. Happy anniversary to the Hatshepsut Project. One thing is sure, I don't think anybody will be remembering us five thousand years into the future.

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