To make sure this blog is still on the right track - that it is topical and holds interest for readers - I do an annual review of the traffic this blog receives. A little over a year has passed since the last review and as this blog just had its three millionth view today, I thought it a good time to do the annual statistical round-up. If you're interested, here's the data.
- Of traditional readers (people who visit the blog through normal web browsing) the last full month (May) shows 52,000. Total visits since the beginning of the blog is a little over 3 million.
- Google Friend Connect is at 267. It's not a popular service, but people still add and remove themselves monthly.
- The number one referrer (after removing search engines from the mix) is Facebook, which is new. Of blogs the leader continues to be my good friend at Ad Orientem.
- Although not much publicized, this blog has a Twitter feed with 1,415 followers, last year's total was 1,046.
In the last few months I've been asked to merge this blog into larger blogging efforts. So far I haven't acquiesced, but who knows what the future will bring. This blog has followed me from home, to seminary, to the priesthood. I appreciate your reading it and joyfully declare that "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"