So I climbed into the top 50 of the Wikio Political blogs at the start of month alpha as a nearly blog, will my elevenses and 101 in the Total Politics Polls. Even Andrew Reeves said 'don't encourage' me. So does that climb make be less of a nearly blog? Well there are still 46 blogs ahead of me.
Last month I had 2,516 absolute unique visitors up from 2,326 in September. They made 3,863 visits and 4,671 page views. So a 10% boost for the nearly blog's confidence. My busiest day was the 17th October the day of Stephen Gately's funeral when Jan Moir's dispicable article also dominated.
My top 11* referring sites were (not counting direct hits so 1 & 3-12):
1. (1) Google/organic
2. (2) Lib Dem Blogs
3. (3) Twitter
4. (5) Lib Dem Voice
5. (8) Malc in the Burgh
6. (4) SNP Tactical Voting
7. (7) Iain Dale
8. (12) blogger.com
9. (11) Britblogs.co.uk
10 (17) Planet Politics
11. (29) Andrew's Running Blog
I wrote 77 Blog entries last month but you visited 237 of them. The 11 stories that you've been reading most (by direct page views) are:
1. No Matter What: Stephen Gately 1976-2009
2. Openly Homophobic Paper Fails Again
3. Farewell Stephen Gately
4. Swine Flu Hits Linlithgow Academy
5. Even PCCy are Making Jan Moir a Special Case
6. Stephen Gately: The Heart of the Tragedy
7. The Hardest Work Lacking Feeling: Jan Moir Speaks Again
8. Epic Fail by Carter-Ruck #carterruck #trafigura
9. When Parliamentary Reporting is Gagged in the 21st Century #Trafigura #CarterRuck #Fail
10. Wikio MacBlogopshere Rankings October
11. = Golf Week Says Trump Not Playing the Game
11. = Jewish Letter to Cameron
I guess that list shows what dominated the month as far as my readers were concerned.
Where did you all come from? Here's the top countries from the 60 that visited this month, down from 70 in September.
1. (1) United Kingdom
2. (2) USA
3. (7) Ireland
4. () Netherlands
5. (4) Canada
6. (8) Germany
7. (6) Australia
8. (3) Belgium
9. (5) France
10. = (9) India
10.= (23) Spain
* Hey 11 is the new 10, even Charlotte Gore tried to usurp the Stephen Glenn position in last month's wikio rankings.