Some of the ideas discussed in this blog are published in my new book called "The Stonehenge Bluestones" -- due for publication on June 1st 2018. After that, it will be available by post and through good bookshops everywhere. Bad bookshops might not have it....
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Monday, 22 October 2012

200,000 hits -- and counting

I noticed the other day that we have gone through the 200,000 barrier on this blog.  There have been more than 200,000 hits or page views, and more than 100,000 visits to the site. Some visits will be very ephemeral, but many visitors are looking at two pages or more -- which indicates that some serious research or reference work is going on.  There seem to be more than 400 page views on most days. 

I'll continue to provide reliable and interesting material on Stonehenge and the bluestones, and on the processes (both natural and man-made) which might have been involved in the creation of that iconic structure.  A special "thank you" to all those who contribute regularly in a respectful and stimulating fashion -- I hope we all gain from the exchange of ideas, and I hope that our exchanges also give non-contributors in the fields of archaeology and the earth sciences something to think about.  Enjoy!!


Tony Hinchliffe said...

Great news indeed! As a former paid information disseminator myself, it's good to see that there are plenty of Dissenters, or just plain curious visitors, out there. The "conventional wisdom" versions aint necessarily so accurate after all. Come to this site and watch those old chestnuts drop off the tree, one by one.

chris johnson said...


Difficult to tell. I suspect my script looks several times a day for new posts.

Proof of the pudding will be more contributions from people bringing new thoughts.

chris johnson said...

169 biots

chris johnson said...

Brian, returning to an earlier question. Any link with glacial evens and mythology?

Congrats on the hits!

TonyH said...

Non-contributors who visit might well be going away and quietly doing their own archaeological or earth sciences investigations as a result of what they find stimulating on this little ol' blog site; and ONE DAY they may appear on Desert Island Discs or similar and reveal what it was that inspired their researches in the first place!

chris johnson said...

Sorry for running away with my posts. One of them I cannot recall even thinking about, but this is modern technology. I should be more careful.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Thanks folks. Chris -- glacial events and mythology? Not as far as I am aware -- unless you refer to myths about ice maidens, jack frost, etc as folk memories of the Ice Age? I think it far more likely that the stories which we do have are remembrances of exceedingly cold winters during the Little Ice Age.

But then we have Cantre'r Gwaelod and the flooding of the lowland hundred in Cardigan Bay -- that is much more likely to be a folk memory of the gradual incursion of the sea in the period 10,000 BP - 5,000 BP.