Just about a year ago I began to blog. So I thought this might be a good time to take stock. During the past year there have been 19,722 hits (366 on the biggest single day), 263 posts and 1,018 comments. It continues to puzzle me that the ratio of comments to hits never seems to exceed five per cent.
In terms of content, two major themes have emerged: politics and religion. Somewhat to my surprise the religious theme is stronger than the political one. But, even after a year, it is still difficult to predict what will provoke a response.
For example, what was the response to whether we should have a fall election? Zilch, zero, nada. And whether the United States is ready for its first woman president? The same, zilch. In the religious sphere I thought the question on the feminization of the Church would be weak. In fact, it was very strong. I thought the question on reform of the Catholic Church would be strong. It was relatively weak.
We have also done some international posts. Whether or not the McCanns killed their baby was very strong. On the other hand, the post on the monks revolt in Burma, despite being in the news for days, was very weak.
I must say thanks to the many bloggers who have commented on my site (as I try to comment on theirs). I still have problems with things like tags and links and getting the urls of sites I would like to include in my blogroll. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
My objective now is to build on what we have achieved in the past year. Blogland is a more and more exciting place to exchange and comment on ideas.
Do you have any suggestions about how to improve the content of my blog?
Do you have any thought about improving the visibility of my blog?