Just last June, we passed the 26,000,000 mark and today we hit 27,000,000 views. We used these milestones as a time to reflect and give thanks to our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. This remains a unique place for many of us to gather and exchange ideas and values. I feel enormously privileged to host this site and to have such wonderful weekend contributors and regulars. As our site motto states, “the thing speaks for itself” and that is certainly true of our success. The success of this site is due to this entire virtual community at RIL. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs in the world and we are continuing to see a growing international readership. Indeed, we are currently competing for the top legal blog in a global competition and have moved up to third place despite starting much later to call for votes. If you haven’t voted, it only takes a couple of seconds and you can vote with a single click right HERE.
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. 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
9. The Netherlands
10. New Zealand
The last month saw the inclusion of Israel, Sweden, and New Zealand in the top ten. Welcome to all of our readers from those countries.
The top ten posted in terms of readership in the last 30 days:
1. FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT HOUSE HAS STANDING IN HISTORIC CHALLENGE
2. 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free
3. Kim Davis: Hero or Villain?
4. Nestlé Under Fire For Drawing Tens of Millions of Gallons Of Water For Sale While Paying Only $524 Under An Expired Permit
5. Hell: Exothermic or Endothermic?
6. Massachusetts Police Call Off Massive Manhunt After Concluding That Officer Shot Up His Own Cruiser
7. West Point Law Professor Resigns In Wake Of Controversy Over Article On Combatting “Pernicious Pacifism”
8. Wesleyan Student Writes Column Criticizing “Black Lives Matter” Movement And Critics Respond By Demanding The Defunding Of The Newspaper And The Editors Apologize
9. Bacha Bazi: U.S. Soldiers Told Not To Interfere With Afghan Officers Raping Boys At Base Out Of Respect For Cultural Practice
10. Consumer Protection or Product Disparagement? The Secret To KFC’s “Eleven Secret Herbs and Spices”
The most frequent commentators in the last 1000 comments were:
Paul C. Schulte
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.
I am now going to join some of my students at my house to watch the Bears – SeaHawks game. With the Cubs in the playoffs, I can emotionally handle anything that comes today with the help of Goose Island beer and PBR.