Statistics – First Half Of 2015
It’s been a while since I’ve looked at the blog statistics. I know, I know, numbers are vanity, results are sanity. :)
But it’s good to see that reader numbers are holding up well. The first half of the year sees nearly a quarter of a million hits, which is not as high as the glory days on County Council, but is still a pretty significant number. I don’t know how these views stack up against other Cambridgeshire political blogs and sites, but I think it still puts my little old site in the top group.
I’m pleased about that for three reasons. The main one is that it means some people – thank you, you crazy, crazy people – like reading what I write, so it doesn’t seem quite so much like talking into a vacuum. The second reason is that it means people have opportunities outside the mainstream media to hear arguments and views that might otherwise be ignored or spun away. Finally, I like it because it means that local issues and local politics has a place, that some of you are interested enough to bother visiting. I see that as a positive sign. Apathy is destructive. Engagement is constructive. Buzz words aside, you guys rock!
The most popular blog posts so far this year were:
“Times Like These”: http://www.stevetierney.org/2015/05/15/
“Crying Wolf”: http://www.stevetierney.org/crying-wolf/
and “Bile”: http://www.stevetierney.org/bile/
One quarter of a million individual people visited this site in the first half of this year. Some of those will be spiders and crawlers and other net traffic, as ever. But this is still a significant number and I’d like to thank each and every reader for taking the time to pop by. See you again soon, I hope.