2020 was a record year for readership (pageviews) on this blog. Here are the previous five years (1 Jan – 31 Dec) and this year:
2020, 1,331k pageviews (with a few hours still to go)
2019, 1,139k pageviews.
2018, 898k pageviews
2017, 876k pageviews
2016, 1,254k pageviews
2015, 808k pageviews
But what of the content? Well, that’s for you to decide. Here are a few examples (nothing more) to remind you of what has passed through these pages this year:
February: DEFRA’s very clear explanation
May: And the winner is…
June: GWCT drowning not waving
July: Riddled with errors
August: Natural England and crowdfunding
September: Dear Marian Spain, CEO of Natural England
And those 12 examples just scratch the surface – there were all the photographs and accompanying words from such as Tim Melling, Paul Leyland, Jane V. Adams and Guy Shorrock (and others) through the year, many and varied guest blogs, book reviews and cartoons from Ralph Underhill. And thousands of varied comments from you the readers.
December was the tenth month this year with more than 100,000 pageviews in the month, and the ninth month in a row passing that threshold. December 2020 was the first December ever to pass 100,000 pageviews here.
So a very strong year in readership numbers, and that probably means somebody is interested in what is featured here. But April 2021 will mark a decade of blog writing here and some time tomorrow I’ll let you know what to expect.