In the nearly 4-year run for this blog, the last six months have been special. To the site's long-time regular readers, thanks for your support over the years, and to the newer readers thanks for making the site's growth happen. A special thanks goes to the members of the E28R Facebook page. The large number of shares, likes, and comments has added significantly to the overall reader base.
Here are a few stats that show what has happened recently. In the past 6-month period...
- the average monthly page views is up more than 500% over the previous six month period.
- 9 of the all time top 10 posts for the site have occurred since June 1st.
- the site has had several days with over
1000 page views - something that had never happened even a single time before.
For a site that started out with a target audience of local elected officials, town staffers, and a relatively small number of local politics news junkies, this kind of growth is validation the stories covered here interest a wider audience.
Certainly, there has been no shortage of stories to cover this past half year. That can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing, I suppose. Regardless, our local political scene has provided lots and lots of material.
I am thankful to be able to cover it, and thankful readers seem to think it is worthwhile.