400,000+ visits

According to sitemeter, my blog has now received over 400,000 visits and 675,000 page views (which is probably the number of readers Andrew Bolt’s blog receives in an average week). I’ve no idea how this measures against other blogs — pretty poorly, I imagine, as on average that (apparently) works out to be something like 600 or so visits a day.

Which is not very much.

(But it’s certainly better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.)

Anyway, Googling ‘Andrew Bolt’, ‘blog’ and ‘popularity’, dredged up the following:

‘Monitoring the Australian Blogosphere through the 2007 Australian Federal Election’, Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Axel Bruns & Tim Highfield, a research paper [PDF] given at the July 2009 ANZCA09 conference —

This paper examines the observable patterns of content creation by Australian political bloggers during the 2007 election and its aftermath, thereby providing insight into the level and nature of activity in the Australian political blogosphere during that time. The performance indicators which are identified through this process enable us to target for further in-depth research, to be reported in subsequent papers, those individual blogs and blog clusters showing especially high or unusual activity as compared to the overall baseline. This research forms the first stage in a larger project to investigate the shape and internal dynamics of the Australian political blogosphere. In this first stage, we tracked the activities of some 230 political blogs and related Websites in Australia from 2 November 2007 (the final month of the federal election campaign, with the election itself taking place on 24 November) to 24 January 2008. We harvested more than 65,000 articles for this study.

— which defines the ‘political’ blogosphere in terms best summarised by John Dewey: ‘As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance’.

Well, kinda.

MC 900 Ft Jesus does it best:


I like other humans
They’re so very human
I know that it’s obvious
We’re all just like this
Only human


About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2021 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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3 Responses to 400,000+ visits

  1. Kakariki says:

    400,000 is nothing to sneeze at. Well done 🙂

  2. @ndy says:

    Thanks K.

    On Bolt and his blog’s popularity:

    One million blogging warnings to a lazy media
    Andrew Bolt
    Herald Sun
    August 1, 2008

    THE blog culture has been slow to take off here. I can tell, because too few politicians and journalists are jumping like they’ve been bitten. But having last month had a record one million visits to my own blog, pardon me if I issue a threat: that’s changing…

    PS. According to ClustrMaps:

    21 Jun 2009 to 16 Nov 2009: 88,633 visits.
    Statistics updated 23 Nov [email protected]:23GMT: 93,120 visits.
    Total since 12 Jun 2006: 484,905.
    Previous 24hrs: 588.

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