One Million Hits! But that’s not all…

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On the eve of Halloween, which is also the anniversary of launching the Biofortified Blog, I am pleased to have several special announcements to make. Rather than write them out, I thought I would take to YouTube and announce them that way. As the title suggests, we now have over one million hits on our site – but that’s not the most exciting thing. We going to start something that everyone has been asking for, and we need your ideas to help make it happen. Without any further ado, I give you our 2013 5th Anniversary / Halloween Announcement! More details after the fold.

We’ve been doing this for five years, and there’s no better time than that to reach one million website hits, 10,000 blog comments, over 150 contributed posts among 921 total posts, and making a new record of over 58,000 hits per month! We couldn’t have done it without you. Now it’s time to give you something you’ve always wanted. Your own Frank N. Foode.™ We’re going to do a Kickstarter to raise funds to manufacture 500 Frank N. Foode™ plushes, and we need ideas for gifts to give our donors. I’m sure our readership of skilled and intelligent scientists and other geeks might have some ideas in mind. Is there something that you can do for donors as a gift? Let us know what you think of in the comments, and we can launch the Kickstarter in the next couple weeks!

Thanks for a great 5 years so far, and given the almost annual doubling rate, it won’t be much longer until we hit 2 million!

Happy Halloween!

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Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He recently moved back to his home state of California. His favorite produce might just be squash.