We have had a great year on the blog and passed the 14 million view mark as well as the 10,000th blog and 300,000 comment. We continue to experience remarkable growth both domestically and internationally. That success is due entirely to our growing ranks of regular bloggers and commentators, including but not limited to our weekend guest bloggers David Drumm, Mark Esposito, Gene Howington, Michael Spindell, Eliane Magliaro, Mike Appleton, and Larry Rafferty.
The most viewed blog entries in 2012 were:
1 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free (January 2012)
2 Pennsylvania Judge Throws Out Charge For Harassing Atheist While Calling The Victim A Doofus (February 2012)
3 THE DEATH OF FREE SPEECH (October 2012)
4 Florida Boy Attacked, Stripped Naked in Public, and Videotaped By Three Girls — Resulting In No Charges (June 2011)
5 Oklahoma Couple Arrested in Massive Bestiality Case (July 2008)
We continue to have growing viewer numbers among 220 countries. The most visitors came from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The most prolific commentators in 2012 were
1 idealist707 5267 COMMENTS
2 Elaine M. 3606 COMMENTS
3 Gene H. 3346 COMMENTS
4 Swarthmore mom 3267
5 Malisha 3257
Thanks again everyone. I am very proud of the level discourse and civility that continues to distinguish this blog. As you know, I view my role during the week as merely starting a conversation and then step back to watch the dialogue unfold. While we sometimes stray from our civility rule (there is a good New Year’s resolution subject), the dialogue has remained passionate but respectful. It gives me great pride to be associated with this blog and your discussions.
Now on to 2013!