The Blog is 2 Years Old

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The ICIS Chemicals Confidential blog is two years old today. Like many difficult toddlers hitting the Terrible Twos, it is now moving into the difficult phase for blogs, where many just give up.


So many links to postings on other sites lead to defunct blogs, where the blogger just ran out of enthusiasm after two years, but Chemicals Confidential is happily thriving on its diet of gossip and trivia from the petrochemical industry.


The second year saw more postings, more comments, and more readers than the first year. The Blog is now stuffed with 615 postings and 280 comments, and the Google Analytics map above shows that it is even more widely read than a year ago, reaching 188 countries and an unbelievable 8,980 cities (being least read in: Mnichovice, Chiclayo, Phrae and Portoviejo), although I suspect that a fair few of these hits were attracted more by pictures of cuddly animals than by a thirst for petchem background knowledge.


I wonder if a picture of Knut the Berlin polar bear cub slipped cunningly into next week’s conference coverage will provide a similar boost to the Blog’s unique user numbers for 2009-2010.


For more anniversaries see:


25 years of Virgin Atlantic

How do you know you’re a chemical engineer?

Singapore celebrations at APIC 

The Mussels in Brussels – Training and EPL



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2 Responses to The Blog is 2 Years Old

  1. Paul Hodges 28 September, 2009 at 1:38 pm #


    Many congratulations. Its a great blog, and we all enjoy reading it.


  2. Doris de Guzman 16 April, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Congratulations Barbara! Happy 2nd birthday to the Blog. Keep the gossip coming!

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