Stephen Rees's blog

Thoughts about the relationships between transport and the urban area it serves

Blog Stats

with 6 comments

The crack addicted gerbil strikes again


We did not break through 20,000 views, but the growth is still impressive.

One reason for publishing this data is to blow an electronic raspberry at a few people who have been trying to post negative comments here – apparently someone thinks I am a “waste of electrons”.

On March 18 the blog had its best day ever at just under a thousand views, and since it started there have been well over 100,000 views. And over 2,00 comments (and 20,000 spam comments trapped by Akismet). I did find out one reason why that post about the Port Moody campaign for SkyTrain is so popular. At least one reader has used that as a bookmark rather than the home page or an RSS feed. I am also puzzled why people put the entire blog name into Google rather than the address window.

But I am very glad that so many people find this blog useful and interesting. Thank you for reading.

Written by Stephen Rees

March 31, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Posted in blog update

6 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. mr. rees – I do want to thank you for posting such, thought provocative items- also in allowing me to vent ,many a politician have been spared a lashing from my forked tongue, I will try to stay on (topic ) and try not to disparage! BUT I will not let -the bush criminals-the corrupt federal liberals— the twq faced -double dealing worst politician in the history of bc politicians gordo(the gargler ) campbell -get away with these inhumane acts!——–If any of yous really knew what gordon campbell has done wcb –you would be in shock— don`t get hurt at 60-61-62–because know matter how mangled you are you get nothing past 62 -you would have retired by then — tens of thousands had their pensions ripped away in 2002– the start of the campbell revolution! don`t get hurt bad or you`ll get screwed! ………DELAY–DENY—DEFEND—–wcb has had a surplus in the hundreds and hundreds of millions every year—2001–680 wage loss pensions–2002 –69 pensions ……..2003 –0 pensions …….2004-o pensions……..2005 —0 pensions —2006 —39 pensions— wow –all these people working-more injuries-more death –less wage loss pensions? personally speaking–a year in a wheel chair,from a twenty foot fall, a mangled leg–dvts–several times-multible pulmonary embolism-mangled wrist blind in right eye -on lifetime warfarin-two hour sitting restrictions because of blood clots- 30 years of paying into a system -someone causes my injury ,and wcb—delay-deny-defend– 600000 in legal fees– the canada disability has said —–I am long-term disabled going back to my injury!——but wcb=no way ,in fact they cut my benefits ,everytime I entered the hospital with death as a possible outcome——-if any of you really knew! get a stitch ,miss 2 weeks get paid!–get really hurt -mangled for life -you get nothing ——-so sorry to ramble on- but my hatred of this provincial goverment runs very deep! campbell goverment has broke the law over and over again! ………………..there is much blood on this goverments hands!………………..signed………………………………my wheel chair has a flat

    grant g

    March 31, 2008 at 6:20 pm

  2. Congrats!

    Typing a URL into Google is an interesting phenomenon that seems to occur among people who are less computer-literate. But hey, props to Google I guess!

    Quite honestly, I look up your blog in my RSS reader before anyone else’s. There’s always something new (I can hardly keep up!) and I enjoy — if not require — your positive outlook. Thank you!

    Erika Rathje

    March 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  3. This blog is very addictive and certainly more informative than most and has superior information on a wide range of subjects. As a shop worn transit advocate, there is still much to learn and discuss. Sadly, those in power have ignored the public and much good advice in bringing Vancouver a superior public transport system has been ignored. Falcon and the TransLink board should be forced to view the transit discussion to see that there is another world out there and LRT is not an “unproven” nor “a generational” thing.

    Well, at least I’m on my best behaviour here!

    Malcolm J.

    March 31, 2008 at 8:50 pm

  4. Stephen,

    I agree with Erika, Malcolm and Grant. Your blog is very addictive (and I’m jokingly jealous of the size of your readership – on a good day, my blog has a daily readership of around 120 unique views). Keep up the good work.

    @ Grant – everyone needs to vent every so often.

    @ Erika – I would be surprised if you weren’t addicted to Stephen’s blog. As a designer and someone interested in sustainability, this is one of the top blogs to check out.

    @ Malcolm – hehe. Good job being well behaved..


    April 1, 2008 at 8:31 am

  5. Oh my gosh, you’re right. I AM addicted!

    Erika Rathje

    April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  6. Keep up the great work, Stephen. I’m really glad you’re in semi-retirement and have a little extra time for The Project.


    April 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: