This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering Blog! To celebrate, we are holding a contest for our blog readers and sharing a few interesting statistics about the blog, along with our Top 5 Blog Posts from April 2012 to today.
Everyone who posts a comment or subscribes to receive email notifications to the blog (new subscribers only) from now until April 30, 2013 will be entered to win one of five Prize Packs. The Prize Pack consists of:
- The opportunity to provide the subject for a future blog post
- A Simpson Strong-Tie thermal travel mug
- Your choice between a $25 Starbucks gift card OR a hard cover copy of: “Engineers: From the Great Pyramids To the Pioneers of Space Travel”, by DK Publishing
The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents (except Quebec) only. One entry per person. Five entries will be randomly selected to receive a Prize Pack. You can read the Official Rules here.
- Our first commenter to the blog came from Nick Bell. Nick’s comment is still useful today, since he asked about an RSS feed for the blog. Here is the link to the RSS feed: http://seblog.strongtie.com/feed/. You can also find the link at the bottom of each page of the blog. Thanks, Nick, for posting the first comment to the blog!
- Number of Blog Visits: 12,892
- Number of Unique Visitors: 9,620
- Percentage of New Visits: 74.3%
- Number of Pageviews: 24, 771
- Number of Blog Subscribers: 469
Top 5 Most Popular Blog Posts (by pageviews):
- “Why a Structural Boundary Member Between a Truss/Rafter is Not Optional” (October 2012)
- “Corrosion: The Issues, Code Requirements, Research and Solutions” (January 2013)
- “Ignore Seismic Requirements When Wind Controls?”
- “Building Drift – Do You Check It?” (January 2013)
- “Flexible or Rigid? Multi-Story Light-Frame Structure Design Considerations” (July 2012)
Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the Structural Engineering Blog! We hope the blog continues to be a useful resource for you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post a comment, or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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