Saturday, January 01, 2011

Grits 2010 traffic data

Since we're looking back at 2010, here's some data on Grits' traffic over the last year:

That's an average of 51,861 visitors per month. Much more important, though, than how many people came to this blog is WHO visited Grits: You. Thanks for dropping by. This blog only matters because of readers who take the information on this site and use it to press for reform out in the world. I hope that's what you're here for, and if not, have fun visiting, anyway.

Happy New Year, everyone!


Anonymous said...

And thanks for writing it!:~)

sunray's wench said...

Keep doing what you do! Happy new year to you and yours :)

William said...

Thanks for bringing us Grits! We all appreciate the time you put into keeping us updated!

Jim Stott said...

Excellent job Scott....keep up the great coverage.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. May the traffic keep growing till it's as busy as an L.A. freeway!

Zeety said...

Impressive numbers, Scott.

To be honest, I found your blog during that whole LDS thing when the state snatched up all those kids and couldn't resist arguing with TxBlueDickhead, or whatever his name was.

I came for the fun but kept coming back for the the coverage of death penalty and violation of due process issues in Texas because those have affected me personally. The cops are basically a bunch of goddamn thugs, no better than the criminals.

Yea, I know so many of your readers think "if you aren't doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about."

You have proved that notion to be total bullshit with your consistent daily coverage of all criminal justice issues in Texas from the rinky-dink cops in Tyler to the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin.

For that you have my undying gratitude. God bless and best wishes in the new year.

Zeety said...

And one other thing - as much as the crap that goes down in Texas everyday pisses me off, I can't help but note that the statutes and practices in place to protect due process protections are oftentimes much better than many other jurisdictions.

For example, here in Missouri where I live the cops can and will detain you for up to 72 hours on an "interrogation hold" before they have to charge you. Whereas in Texas there's a limit of 24 hours before a magistrate accepts and apprises you of formal charges.

Try sitting there for three days chained to a bench and see how your constitutional rights play out.

Things could be worse.

Anonymous said...

Thanks I enjoy the blog and your prspective. You have given me a lot to think about.

Hooman Hedayati said...

This doesn't include the number of articles that are read through daily emails from Feedblitz, and subsequent forwards of those emails. So your readers could actually be much higher than the numbers you posted above.

Also it's interesting that October seems to be the month with the highest numbers of readers. You should plan to break your 100k record next October.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about pressing for reform, but your blog is fairly helpful to keep up with what the lunatic, left-wing fringe is up to in this state in their never ending efforts to coddle criminals and screw up an otherwise pretty good and effective criminal justice system. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Dont always agree with you Grits. Lets rephrase that, I almost never agree with you. But, I find your work very interesting and thought provoking.

TFS said...

Thank you for the honest insight, policy analysis, and especially for speaking up on issues no matter how controversial they may be! Happy New Year!

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Thank you for the kind words, folks.

But 1:23, if that's why you're here you've come to the wrong place. This blog focuses almost exclusively on the activities of public officials, not those of the left. Probably the organization that gets the most play on this blog, in fact, is the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Hooman, March is usually a big month, too - especially during session years. I don't (but probably should) do a lot of the social networking stuff, etc., to drive up traffic.

Anonymous said...

Grits is a great blog. I came across the blog during the tyc sex scandal. I was at tyc during the Morales v Turman debacle so it was somewhat familiar reading. I couldn’t believe tyc staff would go pedophile on those kids and spend so much resources covering it up. Beating them yes but pedophile was out of the norm even for hillbilly tyc staff, so I thought. The timing was interesting when I discovered Grits, the right wing fundamental judgmental tough on crime crowd were persecuting LDS children with one state agency all the while another state agency was sexually abusing children in their care. The more I researched the more I discovered how this state agency, already with a 120 year culture of abusing children and covering up for its misuse of state property, went into such pedophilic deviancy and remained unchecked. Because our state’s history has been all about subjugating non whites and others who may not think the same way, Grits has helped to affirm my attitude that understanding the aspects of Texas government one must view it from a christian white supremacy angle. I was awaken to child advocacy only to realize it’s a battle against a bitter root in this state. However saving a kid from Texas’ consistent war on minority’s in its latest form is the best anyone who gives a shit can do. To save one kid from Texas criminal justice system is as if to save a world.
Happy New Year Grits,

Zeety said...

1:23 - ...otherwise pretty good and effective criminal justice system.

Would that be the one that's costing you millions of dollars in wasted tax money incarcerating the scores of innoceents being released from Texas prisons every year?

Do you need a bucket to carry all that stupid around in?

TJDO said...

Great stats. Keep up the great work.