1) Just heard on the NewsHour that it was nine years ago today that Pluto was demoted to the status of a dwarf planet. Not something I'd ordinarily take note of, but given this blog's title, why not. Btw, the title was decided upon on the spur of the moment when I started the blog; my first couple of choices (I think Cries and Whispers was one of them) were already in use and thus unavailable.
2) It was well more than a year ago (two years? longer? whatever, not bothering to check) that I tried unsuccessfully to move this blog to WordPress. There was a glitch involving my registration that WordPress, despite my notifying them of the issue on the help forum, never fixed. Hence there is an inactive, empty WordPress blog of this name just sitting there, gathering dust, because of WordPress's negligence. Hooray for WordPress.
3) Google Analytics does not give a complete picture of this blog's readership but I think it gives a reasonably good indication, and its figures suggest that average daily readership of Howl at Pluto is probably at its lowest point since the blog's launch in May 2008. Also, this year is on track to feature the fewest number of posts of any year since the blog's launch. Speaking of which, I think this will be my last post in August.