I had an email from WordPress today, with an annual report on my blog. It included the option of publishing the report, which I have chosen to exercise.
I suppose that from my point of view 2014 has been the year when the average number of views per day has risen above 1000. I seem to remember that when I started my blog, the figures were more like 30 or 40 views per day.
But if 2014 has been notable in other ways, it’s perhaps that UKIP has become a real force in UK politics. And the principal reason why I now vote for them is because they – and they alone among the major parties – are in favour of a relaxation of the UK smoking ban to allow smoking rooms in pubs.
And I was thinking last night that the latest round of attacks on smokers (and drinkers and fat people) can only help UKIP. For where else can the persecuted turn?
So roll on, Deborah Arnott & co. Do your worst. It will only serve to stiffen resistance to the bully state you work for.
All the rest of today’s blog was written by WordPress.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 440,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 19 days for that many people to see it.