|Cheers to my readers!|
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my many, many readers since the Bill Tieleman blog was set up on October 12, 2006!
The blog has had over 825,000 visits and over 1 million page views from nearly 300,000 unique visitors since that time and is averaging about 20,000 visits a month from about 8,000 unique visitors currently. [Those figures from Google Analytics.]
The website measurement service Alexa.com ranks the Bill Tieleman blog at a lofty 1,057,433 in the world - where the top website is ranked #1. Yes, it's Google, followed by Facebook and YouTube!
So that leaves me lots of room to grow! [The Tyee.ca is ranked 101,672 globally, for a reference point - and that's excellent.]
But it's not about building a huge readership here - otherwise this site would be full of Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson's convicted doctor, and that sort of confection "news".
I appreciate the readers who come here looking for analysis and commentary from my perspective on BC, federal and municipal politics as well as many other topic - balanced or augmented by the views of many posters from every conceivable perspective.
This blog has extensively covered the BC Legislature Raid case - from the pre-trial hearings for David Basi and Bob Virk through to the surprise guilty plea bargain and beyond - including a new column coming up next today.
All my columns and stories from 24 hours Vancouver newspaper and The Tyee are here - with my thanks for their strong support of my work over the past many years.
And thanks also to the advertisers on my blog - who appear here through Google Ads.
So thank each and every reader very much for your strong support and I look forward to continuing this blog for many years to come.