Just last March, we passed the 25,000,000 mark and today we hit 26,000,000. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs in the world and we are continuing to see a growing international readership. As always, I want to offer special thanks for our weekend contributors: Mike Appleton, Larry Rafferty, Darren Smith, Kimberly Dienes, and Cara Gallagher. I particularly want to thank Darren who has continued to help manage the blog and help out folks who encounter posting problems. The increasing traffic on the site is gratifying and reaffirms that there are many people looking for mature and civil debate. While we have some who cannot resist personal attacks, we try to discourage such posters and this site remains remarkably civil for its size. Due to litigation demands, I appreciate all of the effort by the vast majority of posters to keep discussions civil and non-personal. Even among the top 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).
So here is our current profile:
So far this year, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from:
1. United States
3. United Kingdom
8. European Union
9. The Netherlands
9. European Union
The only change is the EU pulling ahead of the Netherlands and the rise of Norway.
The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 30 days:
I am particularly happy to report that the fifth most popular story this cycle was written by our weekend blogger Lawrence E. Rafferty.
The most frequent commentators in the last 1000 comments were:
Paul C. Schulte
Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter
Thank you to all of our regular commentators. We remain an extraordinarily broad and diverse body of commenters from different parts of the world and different political and social backgrounds. Thanks again.