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Hello to all of my fans!

It’s New Years’ Eve as I’m writing this. For some strange reason, the clock setting on this website is about five hours ahead, and I don’t know how to fix it. I’m typing it at 4:00 PM, but it says 9:00 PM on the website. Oh well.

I can’t believe that Dinosaurs and Barbarians has been on the web for six months already. Doesn’t time fly? It’s been an interesting half-year run. So far, according to my website stats, 28 people are registered followers on my blog, and I have accrued over 1,400 visits represented by 52 countries. I got the most visits from:

#5 – France

#4 – Germany

#3 – Australia

#2 – Canada

#1 – The USA (the overwhelming majority, with over 900 visits)

I also feel compelled to say that since I advertised my book Four Days in September: The Battle of Teutoburg (published by Trafford Publishing, 2013) on this website, my book sales have increased. To anyone out there who purchased a copy after reading about it here, thank you! I hope that you enjoyed it and found it interresting. If you have read it, I would like to get some feedback – that way, I can improve my writing style for any future publications.

I’m also happy to see that my post on the Garvies Point Museum (Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York) has attracted a lot of attention from you. I really want people to see this blog and visit that place. It’s a small museum, but I really feel that it’s worth the trip. Really, where else are you going to see mosasaur coprolites?

My most-viewed post is “Acheroraptor: A new ‘raptor’ dinosaur from the Hell Creek Formation”, with 68 views. That’s impressive, since I only posted it last week. My post “Tyrannosaurus rex head”, the first artwork which I posted on this blog back in July, got the second-most votes; it has remained steadily popular for six months.

I look forward to putting more posts on this blog, including more artwork and more articles. Stay tuned, take care, and have a happy knew year!!!

All of my best to my history and paleontology-loving friends,

Jason R. Abdale

 

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