Politics Plus returned to the Internet on September 5, 2009 as a brand new blog. Our first five months show an excellent increase in activity after a great start.. As of Midnight we have had 33, 612 visitors. Last month, we had 8,410 visitors, up 1,180 from December, an increase of 14.7%. We also has 10, 134 page views, up 1,476 from December, an increase of 17.0%. This averages to 271/327 visits/views per day, up 35/48 from December. I’m most pleased. After the normal December slowdown we’re forging ahead much faster than I had imagined. Here’s a graph of February visits and views.
Our 26,000th through 33,000th visitors, respectively, were Lisa G, Kay in Maine, Mark, Hillblogger, Stimpson, Jolly Roger, Hill and Mark. You’ll find a special section in our sidebar honoring them and linking to their blogs.
We still have a Technorati Authority of 1, which means they have not updated us since the day they recognized our existence. I applied five months ago. How frustrating! Although I have emailed them on several occasions, the only response I received is a automatically generated email saying that they will get to us whenever they get to us. Someday (sigh). According to Google Webmaster Tools, there are currently 5,065 external links to Politics Plus. There are 169 external links to just our top five articles in January. I think we are well within the B list range for popularity, but since that term is unique to Technorati, so to have that recognition, we’ll just have to wait for them to get off their imperial arses. So please keep linking the articles you like here to your blogs, facebook pages, stumble upon pages, etc. When you see material you like here, the operative commandment is: “Thou shalt steal!!” Please do link back though. Hat-tips are much appreciated.
I use the terms “we” and “our” while referring to Politics Plus. Since this is a one-person blog. I assure you, I’m not doing so in the royal sense. The we in Politics Plus includes all of you. Without your presence and comments, this blog would be pointless. Newcomers repeatedly praise the quality of the comments here. Whatever success this blog does and will enjoy is because of you, so please congratulate yourself. Thank you all for another fantastic month.