We only recently passed the 22,000,000 mark last July but a few minutes ago we just hit 23,000,000. It continues to be 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, 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 Mexico replaced Sweden and Sweden bumped the Philippines.
The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 30 days were:
1. New Orleans Police Officer Turns Off Body Camera Minutes Before Shooting Suspect In Forehead 2. The FAA vs. Model Airplanes
3. 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free
4. FEDERAL COURT RULES STATE OFFICIALS VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE BROWN FAMILY IN THE SISTER WIVES CASE
5. Wonder Why The Folks In Ferguson Are Up In Arms About Their Police? Meet Sgt. Major Dan Page, St. Louis Co. P.D.
6. Swatting Hoax: National Report Publishes Another False Story
7. “12 Is About As Old As I Can Handle”: Former Illinois Rep Who Sponsored Child Porn Legislation Is Charged With Child Pornography Crimes
8. Teacher Admits To Sexual Relationship With 14-Year-Old Student But Is Sentenced To Only 30 Days In Jail
9. Sacrilegious Selfies: Pennsylvania Teen Arrested For “Desecrating” Jesus Statue In Sexual Pose
10. Police Officers Respond To A Report Of An Armed Man Disturbing The Peace and Fire Nine Rounds Killing An Innocent Woman . . . The Suspect Is Then Charged With Murder
I am particularly happy to report that two of the top ten in the last 30 days were written by our weekend bloggers, Charlton S. Stanley (#2) and Mark Esposito (#5). Congratulations Chuck and Mark and to all of our weekend contributors.
The most frequent commentators in the last 1000 comments were:
Paul C. Schulte
Thank you to all of our regular commentators. I continue to have people come up (including yesterday at the Utah speech) to discuss how they are regular visitors on the blog. It is becoming an extraordinarily broad and diverse body of commenters from different parts of the world and different political and social backgrounds. It is a continuing honor to be associated with this site and the readers and posters that compose our virtual community. Thanks again.