Friday, March 07, 2014

Nothing lasts forever

It looks like my blog's fifteen minutes of fame in its ten year period of life is over. The number of hits per a day has gone back to normal after a few days of a couple hundred hits every day on my posts dealing with the Crimean Tatars. I knew it was inevitable that my posts would go back down from hundreds of hits to only a dozen or so, but I thought I might have a couple more days of relative fame. Alas the news cycle is so fast that everybody except me and the Crimean Tatars themselves has now forgotten about them. I probably won't have a lot more posts about them between now and May which is the 70th anniversary of the Stalin regime's mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars to Uzbekistan and the Urals. I will definitely post something to commemorate that particular crime against humanity. In the meantime I will probably post more on African themes even though I am fully aware that almost nobody on the Internet has much interest in reading blog posts dealing with the continent.


Sevil said...

Please keep posting about the Crimea Tatars, NOW more than ever. Crimean Tatars are once again living through the worse that has happened to them since the mass deportation of 1944. I am sorry I did not take the time out to thank you for the scholarly paper you have presented at the 5th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Please forgive me. Since you have giving permission to have it published on International Committee for Crimea web site, I am taking it upon myself in sharing this very important study.

J. Otto Pohl said...


Thank you very much for you kind comments. Please feel free to share anything I have made available on the Internet.