Happy New Year to everyone. I am still smoking a turkey to our traditional Bowl of The Wife of Kit Carson Soup at the Turley house. All of the kids made it to midnight last night, which was also my 16th (or 24th if you count 8 years of dating) anniversary. We eloped in Alexandria, Virginia on New Year’s Eve in 1997.
Since we were in Chicago for the Bears-Packers game, we are not having our huge party this year but just a smaller affair. Nevertheless, I am ramping up our Wasabi bloody Mary’s this morning.
It has been another great year on the blog, particularly in our selection for the ABA Journal’s Hall of Fame. Thanks to all of our regulars and particularly our our talented and popular weekend team of guest bloggers: Mike Appleton, David Drumm, Mark Esposito, Gene Howington, Elaine Magliaro, Larry Rafferty, Darren Smith, Mike Spindell, and Charlton Stanley. We are closing in on 20 million views and we remained in the top ten most visited legal blogs in the world. I can now give some figures on our last year.
In 2013, there were 1,643 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 12,097 posts.
In addition to the United States, our two leading contributing countries were Canada and Great Britain.
Our busiest day of the year was July 13th with 77,641 views. The most popular post that day was Wounded Soldier Writes Letter About Pain And Being Forced To Commit War Crimes In Iraq . . . Then Commits Suicide.
The five most visits stories last years were:
3 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free 702 COMMENTS January 2012
4 An Inconvenient Truth: Members of Congress Go Silent Over Prior False Testimony On Surveillance 164 COMMENTS June 2013
Our five most active blog regulars were:
5 most active commenters:
1 nick spinelli 4615 COMMENTS
2 Dredd 3520 COMMENTS
3 University Graduate 3377 COMMENTS
4 Bron 2819 COMMENTS
5 Gene H. 2759 COMMENTS
Thanks again everyone for making this site and 2013 such a great success!
Best wishes for the New Year!