I started blogging almost exactly two years ago this week, and this constitutes my 1000th blogpost in that span of time. My Sitemeter stats show I’m closing in on a fair-to-middling 85,000 visits, and 125,000 page views, but I know that some people rely on syndication via Blogger’s Atom/RSS feed, which bypasses Sitemeter. Still, these are far greater numbers than will have read all of my obscure linguistics articles and reviews within my lifetime (or perhaps even the current millennium).
In the past, I’ve assembled links to my own favorite blogposts before taking an extended break from the blog. This time, I’ll post some of the apparent external favorites of search engines and specialty sites, judging impressionistically from my referral logs. The following hit parade is in chronological order, not in order of popularity. If I’m reminded of more, I’ll add them to the list.
- 25 December 2003, Koreans of Central Asia
- 31 December 2003, The Prewar Russian Community in Korea
- 31 January 2004, First Southernization, Then Westernization
- 1 February 2004, The German Pacific “Gutpela Taim Bipo”
- 3 August 2004, The Last Japanese Holdouts in the Philippines
- 25 August 2004, Marshallese Spelling Reforms
- 13 February 2005, How Not to Do Comparative Linguistics
- 24 November 2005, Wontack Hong on Early Korea-Japan Relations
I’ll take this opportunity to add a link to my policy statement on extract quotes from published books.
I’m not planning another hiatus until March, but I need to spend a little more time over the next several weeks on an old-fashioned publication project.