Housekeeping Notes

I’m heading out to the Liberal Values summer office for a long weekend (ie returning to Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island) so posting will probably be lighter. Hopefully the recent problems with moderation picking up far more than it should have been fixed so comments should continue to provide weekend entertainment. As long as the WiFi is working ok I should be posting intermittently.

I can’t resist a note on the June traffic numbers. Last year there was a huge increase in traffice as the primary campaign heated up. This calmed down by May when it appeared that Obama was going to win (plus blog  traffic always tends to decrease as the weather gets warmer). Traffic picked up again September through January for the general election campaign and inauguration. (Interest at the end of football season in posts with pictures of girls rumored to be dating Tim Tebow also picked up traffic.) While down from the election, traffic began to pick up again later in the spring. June turned out to be the fourth heaviest month ever (and wasn’t very far behind November 2008). June traffice was also up 35% from last year.

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    Mike's I.P. alter-ego says:

    Ron, I wish you well on your vacation. Your out put of articles has been amazing, I go to some other sites that post something new either once a day or less. You’ll sometime post 3 or more in one day. Thanks for running a great site.

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    Leslie Parsley says:

    Ditto. You have a terrific site, you work hard at it, and you have challenging and entertaining subjects. Amazingly, you seem to remain calm through the most awkward of times. Enjoy your time away. You know, though, I really can’t envision you without all these gadgets attached to your person. I, for one, am already having withdrawal.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Gadgets? I have my cell phone, Palm, beeper, and netbook on me. Oh, there’s also the camaras.

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