As you can see, audience numbers have remained slow and steady over the course of the last 12 months but significantly increased last month (ignore the September-October page views spike, that was the result of a zombie computer that visited the blog every 17 seconds on selected days). The numbers for January 2009 were 12,276 page loads, 9,041 visitors and 1,929 returning. This last month the figures were 19,907, 14,972 and 3,198 respectively. Not massive by any means, but good enough!
The stats were undoubtedly boosted by a few posts that brought new readers in. They were these thoughts on socialist blogging; this reflection on the ideas of the late radical feminist theologian/philosopher, Mary Daly; a critical look at the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition; and lastly my report on the anti-English Defence League protest in Stoke.
How long will it be before the blog sees this kind of audience again? Time will tell.