The Melbourne Traditionalists are growing in size, slowly, but we are getting good people, solid Traditionalist. Which has encouraged me to organise a conference which I must admit I'm really looking forward to. There are also groups in Sydney and Perth, who I hope to see at the conference.
A constant question I have is why do so few people leave comments? I really don't know. If you want to contact me my email is on the right side of the blog, just above my name. I do receive emails, but to say I get a handful a year is overstating it.
I have heard other bloggers say that blogger will one day simply disappear as it is run by Google and they are Leftists. Maybe, but I must admit I have never really had an issue with either Google or blogger. So I intend to continue as I have up to now.
I have had 148,386 visitors to this blog since I started five years ago, 44,000 this year.
In 2013 I had 15,000 visitors
In 2014 I had 20,000 visitors
In 2015 I had 30,000 visitors
In 2016 I had 38,000 visitors
In 2017 I had 44,000 visitors
As you can see each year has gone up, which I'm grateful for.
My most clicked on article is What do Traditional Conservatives believe? which has been clicked on 5,721 times. I have two equally unpopular articles 95th anniversary and Women in the military, both with 38 clicks each and both on the military.
My visitors fall into three main categories, Americans make up around 40%, Australians around 15% and the remaining 45% are from the rest of the world, non of them are over 10%, but Russia is close on 8%.
Here are some graphs that blogger give me:
The biggest spike was in May 2017 and I had 7,655 visitors, the next closest month was July 2016 when I had 5,575 visitors. June 2017 was my worst month in the past year, when I had 2,178 visitors. The downward trend at the end is the current month and we are only 11 days in, so it looks much worse than it is.
Below are the top 10 articles that have been clicked on, with the number of visitors have has received.
What do Traditional Conservatives believe? 5721
Free trade versus protectionism 3319
Why don't the poor marry? 2829
Why do Conservatives believe in different social classes 2722
Feminism, why we are not feminists 2050
What is more important, the past, the present or the future? 2039
Housewives, good for the economy and society 1573
The problems of Monarchy 1523
The balanced society 1394
The discrimination of anti-discrimination 1171
This list will be different from the most popular blog list on the front page of the blog. I believe because that list is weighted towards more recent clicks.
I was told the different between a "Referring URL" and a "Referring Site", but I must confess that I've forgotten what it was.
Here is a map showing the top 10 countries to have visited the blog in the past five years.
Pageviews by Countries
The United States, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany are all in the same position as last year. Canada and France have changed places. The Ukraine and the Netherlands are in the same place. China has left the top 10 and has been replaced by Ireland.
Here's looking forward to a bigger and better year and a big thank you to all of you who read this blog!
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