“Bloggin’ got my chips cashed in. Keep bloggin’, like the do-dah man
Together, more or less in line, just keep bloggin’ on.”
This Blog started on 5 March 2010. In the first year there were 10,500 views
Since then it grew to a peak with 44,500 in 2011, 105,000 in 2012 and tops with 155,000 in 2013 – that was an average of 425 per day
But in 2014 it dropped to 128,000 and if the first 10 weeks of 2015 are indicative it’ll be down to under 120,000 this year. In comparison with those 425 daily visits, over the past two weeks only one day has reached 350 and some have been under 200.
Well I’m not sure it’s a big deal but I think there are two obvious reasons – Firstly, it was intended to collect the 1950s/60s local history and maybe that’s nearly done now. There isn’t so much emerging that’s significant and new. Secondly there is a longer history to be told bringing things up-to-date and that seems to be happening more effectively on the new Facebook site:
The less quantifiable aspect is that I figure the Blog is a bit like a good local band. It’s had five good years, lots of gigs, a loyal following etc. But these days there are fewer gigs (posts) and some of the regular fans aren’t showing up so often. Some are following this lively new bunch called Facebook
I’m entirely relaxed about that and I’ll keep going here for the foreseeable future but maybe rather more low key and maybe fewer posts. But I’m happy to hear what other people think.
By the way, in case you weren’t sure about the opening: