August was a record month for this blog

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For the first month ever, this blog received over 100,000 page views (103,727) – previous best was August 2014 (88,787 page views: and two previous months with over 80,000 (July 2014 and May 2015).

It also recorded the second highest number of unique visitors through the month – 21,687 (cf 22,238 in June 2014).

This blog has a readership of conservation professionals, politicians, journalists, normal people, irritated grouse shooters, naturalists and birders and provides stimulation to the brain and the pulse rate every day of the year.

A few days ago, I posted the 2500th blog on this site. Does anyone claim to have read them all – I doubt it?

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Just for interest, the peak on 21 August 2013 was caused by two blogs about M&S selling grouse meat (here and here), the peak in June 2014 was caused by two posts where this blog broke the news that Simon Barnes was leaving The Times (here and here) and the peak on 18 May this year was caused by an excellent Guest Blog by Ben Hoare and this blog breaking the news that Lord Gardiner would represent Defra in the House of Lords.

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3 Replies to “August was a record month for this blog”

  1. Yes, congratulations Mark. You most definitely provide interesting food for thought, so thanks. Keep on blogging, informing, engaging and ruffling a few feathers.

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  2. " of conservation professionals, politicians, journalists, normal people, irritated grouse shooters, naturalists and birders " - you left me out!

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