Today marks the third anniversary of PEA Soup’s burst (okay,
limp) onto the blogosphere. We’re
celebrating with a new look, about which we’ll say a bit more below. But first, right up front, we want to thank
all of you—our fellow contributors, commentators, and readers—for helping to
turn PEA Soup into "the ethics blog."
We also wanted (without turning this post into a
self-congratulatory love fest) to take this opportunity to say a few things
about the blog, find out especially how folks have benefited from participating
here at PEA Soup, ask for some feedback on the new look, and share the
statistics for our three year run.
When we started PEA Soup, the four of us were all working in
Southern California, Dave and Doug at CSU Northridge, Josh and Dan at CSU
Bakersfield. At the time, there were few
multiple-contributor, topic-oriented blogs. Certain Doubts,
The Garden of Forking Paths, Philosophy of Art, and Prosblogion were also just starting
up operations, and the few other multiple-contributor blogs that existed were
either not topic-oriented or the contributors were usually restricted in some
way, typically, to those in the same philosophy department or graduate program. We believed that so long as it remained an
ethics-oriented blog, and so long as it encouraged participation from folks in
any geographical area, PEA Soup would be able to provide a valuable service to
those around the world working in ethics. In these respects, it has been great to see PEA Soup’s healthy growth
over the last three years, and we hope to continue to open up the conversation,
both in terms of our contributors and our subject matter.
We would especially love to hear from all of you about the
benefits and successes (e.g. publications, insights) that have resulted from
participating in or reading PEA Soup.
We would also like to hear from everyone about the new look
of the blog. Do you prefer this new
look, or would you rather we revert to the "traditional" look? This really is a decision that will be based
on consensus (assuming there is one), so please let us know what you think,
especially those of you who like the new look, since those in favor are usually
those who remain silent.
Here are PEA Soup’s three-year statistics as of this
326 Page views per day (lifetime)
560 Page views per day (2007)
Thanks again to all of you!