We only recently passed the 21,000,000 mark last April but we just hit 22,000,000 today, 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, Darren Smith, and Kimberly Deines. 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
3. United Kingdom
8. The Netherlands
The list has remained unchanged except that Sweden replaced Denmark at number 9.
The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 30 days were:
1. Texas Woman Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter and Later Discovers The Fatal Accident Was Caused By Defective Switch
2. FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES ALL CHARGES AGAINST DR. SAMI AL-ARIAN
3. Wikileaks: Obama Administration Secretly Worked To Prevent Prosecution of War Crimes By The Bush Administration
4. 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free
5. Supreme Court Rules For Hobby Lobby In Major Blow To Obama Administration
6. Florida Man Fires Four Shots Into The Air And Is Given 20 Years Per Shot To Run Consecutively or 80 Years In Prison
7. Teacher Admits To Sexual Relationship With 14-Year-Old Student But Is Sentenced To Only 30 Days In Jail
8. Mother Of Seven Dies in Jail While Serving Sentence For The Truancy Of Her Children
9. Hell: Exothermic or Endothermic?
10. Supreme Court Unanimously Finds President Obama Violated Constitution In Use Of Recess Appointments
The most frequent commentators in the current cycle were:
Paul C. Schulte
We continue to show robust growth at this blog, which is a testament to our commitment to hearing from a variety of different perspectives and to allow for passionate but civil discussion. While we often have strong 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.