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
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Germany
6. India
7. France
8. The Netherlands
9. Mexico
10 Sweden

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
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
Anonymously Yours
Nick Spinelli

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.

65 thoughts on “23,000,000”

  1. For anybody reading this who knows how to contact JT, let him know that amount of traffic is impressive, but he’s leaving money on the table by not doing two things: 1. google adsense and 2. selling constitutional booklets or legal subject matter. I owned usconstitution.net, I sold it in 2012. It got 9mn visitors in one year. By putting simple adsense ads on the website, google would deposit 5K checks on a monthly basis into my bank account. Easiest money I ever made in my life. Secondarily, I also sold constitutional booklets and leather bound constitutions, and I had a stand alone website that took orders for these products, so I would have to actually devote some time to that, but that made alot of money too. Based on 23 million? That’s TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS…..let him know, in all seriousness, its stupid NOT to do it….

  2. Thanks Frank….

    I am smh just trying to figure out the games played by the gamers above…..

    Since one did not sign in under WordPress it does not limit a name being used here as before…

  3. Kudos to Jonathan and our regular contributors for this blogs success! I read it every day and jump in occasionally. We all need to be reminded of the words of Thumper as retold in Bambi:


  4. SMH, I indeed remember Robin45. I am VERY happy to know you’re around. We discussed your health issues in general. When I didn’t see you here I was worried. GREAT that you’re back.

  5. one other thing you might remember my old nic Robinh45 i had to leave for a while to take care of my health and a family member not to mention the animosity happening on the board was beginning to bring out the anger in me and that was never my purpose in coming to the forum when i tried to sign back in i couldnt i had to pick a new nic

  6. to Mr Nick Spinelli im black a woman and poor( i have health conditions that keeps me from my full potential but that doesnt completely stop me just slows me down a little and ive been on the blog for a number of years. sometimes quiet sometimes not and i remember the commenter and article you’re talking about and the people involved with running him off. unlike him i do not care what those people think about me as they arent feeding me nor my kids and dont know to much other then what i choose to post on this forum.

    old saying from my grandmother ” the ones who throw the first stone are the ones who deserve being hit in the head” its meaning is those who attack others for anything are more then likely in a worse situation little do they know.

  7. Congrautlations to Mr Turley, the weekend bloggers and all commentors ive learned a lot on this blog and laughed until there were tears in my eyes at times. its the first site i hit when i get home to get my daily dose…

  8. Congratulations!
    Being a long time visitor and infrequent commentator, i have observed the tone of discourse has devolved.

  9. Having a diversity of opinions and backgrounds is a good thing. I learn more in a debate than I do when everyone is murmuring in agreement. And I’m glad there are civility rules to keep us all from throwing shoes at one another.

  10. “And thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing a place for where mature and civil debate [can] take place.” emphasis mine.

    Tis true, therefore tis nice!

  11. Congratulations, Professor Turley! And thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing a place for where mature and civil debate can take place. As someone who has read through the changes in content and quality that have taken place in the comments here during this past year, I consider the presence of good humor and equanimity in newcomer comments to be another sure sign of growth and health.

    May you continue to “offer a unique forum of different views and backgrounds in the discussion of law and politics (and a few quirky items)” and do so with grace and truth.

  12. Looking at the International source list. I’ve been planting seeds to get the word out. Target is South America. No talkers from the middle eastern countries. I wonder why?

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