Today is the birthday of the FM site, one year since the first post after being pushed out of the Defense and National Interest “nest.” Here is some material you might find of interest.
- The most important posts, in my opinion.
- The most-viewed posts.
- Traffic on the FM post in its first year of operation.
1. The most important posts, IMO
(a) The most important category: Military, political, and strategic theory
(b) The post with the most original insights: A solution to 4GW — the introduction
(c) The most cheerful section, and has the lowest traffic: Good News about America!
(d) The most useful posts, from the FM “reference library”:
- The Essential 4GW reading list: Martin van Creveld
- The Essential 4GW reading list: Donald Vandergriff
- The Essential 4GW reading list: David Kilcullen
- Writings of Andrew Bacevich; they deserve your attention
- Peak oil and energy – studies and reports
2. The most-viewed posts
Here are the 25 most-viewed posts on the FM site, with the number of times viewed. The list is biased towards the most recent posts, as traffic is up almost 10-fold from November 2007 to October 2008. The average post gets about 700 views in its first month; about 1/3 of the site’s traffic goes to older posts.
16,984 An article giving strong evidence of global warming, 30 June 2008
12,353 Peak Oil Doomsters debunked, end of civilization called off, 8 May 2008
09,800 Good news about global warming!, 21 October 2008
06,840 Status report on the financial crisis: we’re at a critical point in time, 10 October 2008
06,426 The world changed last week, with no headlines to mark the news, 25 April 2008
05,689 What will America look like after this recession?, 18 March 2008
05,299 Red Alert: the Saudi Princes have announced the arrival of Peak Oil, 11 July 2008
05,117 Say good-bye to the old America. Welcome to our new socialist paradise!, 17 September 2009
04,966 A solution to our financial crisis, 25 September 2008
04,932 When will global oil production peak? Here is the answer!, 1 November 2007
04,832 The last opportunity for effective action before disaster strikes, 3 October 2008
04,545 A happy ending to the current economic recession, 12 February 2008
04,444 An urban legend to comfort America: crash programs will solve Peak Oil, 5 September 2008
04,390 McCain believes we are stupid. Is he correct?, 30 August 2008
04,208 A picture of the post-WWII debt supercycle, 26 September 2008
03,642 The most dangerous form of Peak Oil, 8 April 2008
03,491 When did “Dude” predict a recession? How severe?, 6 June 2008
03,291 America has changed. Why do so many foreigners see this, but so few Americans?, 1 October 2008
03,282 Prof Nouriel Roubini describes “The Decline of the American Empire”, 18 August 2008
03,235 Euphoria about the Bakken Formation, 10 April 2008
03,153 A brief note on the US Dollar. Is this like August 1914?, 8 November 2008
03,057 Essential steps to surviving the current crisis, 23 September 2008
03,022 Solar Cycle 24 is still late, perhaps signalling cool weather ahead, 2 September 2008
02,969 The post-WWII geopolitical regime is dying, 21 November 2007
02,939 There is no “peak water” crisis, 19 June 2008
3. Traffic on the FM post
Of course, this site is just a dot on the great Internet ocean…
345,000 visits, per Sitemeter
585,000 page views, per WordPress
Blog “Authority” of 205, per Technorati
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