We only recently passed the 20,000,000 mark last February but we just hit 21,000,000, according to WordPress. Congratulations everyone. This has been a banner year for the site with a continuing increase in traffic, links on other sites, and new voices on the blog. These milestones are coming faster and they give us a chance to look at the spread of our regular readers and commentators. As always, I want to offer special thanks for our weekend contributors: Mark Esposito, Eliane Magliaro, Mike Appleton, Larry Rafferty, Charlton Stanley and Darren Smith. The increasing traffic on the site is gratifying and reaffirms that there are many people looking for mature and civil debate. Even among the top ten sites, I believe that we offer a unique forum of different views and backgrounds in the discussion of law and politics (and a few quirky items).

We continue to rank in among the most popular legal blogs in the world.

In the last 30 days, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from

1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Germany
6. India
7. France
8. The Netherlands
9. Denmark
10 Philippines

In the 1000 comments, the most active commentators were (starting with the highest appearance) were

Paul Schulte
Nick Spinelli
Anonymously Yours

There are very few legal blogs to reach this level of readership — let alone to grow at this rate. This is already turning into the best year in our history. However, the true measure is the expanding range of different views and voices on the blog. While we often have passionate disagreements, the vast majority of readers and commentators continue to come to this site for civil, adult exchanges on a wide array of issues. It is a continuing honor to be associated with this site and the readers and posters that compose our virtual community. Thanks again.

13 thoughts on “21,000,000”

  1. Great song and synopsis, mespo. The diversity achieved in just 3 months is heartening.

  2. KUDOS to our host and our major contributors for all your individual time, effort and insight into making this a successful online presence! I read it every day and join in on occasion if I think I have something to add to the conversation. Congratulations to all! Frank

  3. This continues to be one of the more outstanding sites on the internet.
    I advertise for it frequently.

    “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  4. Wow…. Nice numbers JT.
    I’d like to tip my hat to the folks working in the background too.
    Do you Google?

  5. Congratulations, Professor. Just as no President pleases everyone, no blog pleases everyone, yet you do a fantastic job of allowing intelligent people to share their point of view. It shows in your high ratings.

  6. I’d like to be excited by the news. It seems though that the comments section has had an influx of odious trolls. The down side of popularity I guess but the days when there were intense disagreements with little to no disagreeable behavior have been replaced with seagulls swooping in to drop shit on everyone.

    Now you kids get off my lawn!

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