I don’t know what changed, but in April 2013 something happened and our readership jumped by from 10,000-20,000 a month since then.
Just now I was checking the stats to see how we’ve been doing and noticed that remarkable trend upward. At the same time, I checked to see from where readers were coming. Of course the largest number comes from the US, but checking the last month I see we had readers in 148 countries in March (officially there are 196 countries in the world, give or take a few).
The top countries represented by our visitors, after the US, are (in descending order): UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Thailand, India, South Africa, Malta and the Netherlands. Right behind those top ten are Sweden and Norway. LOL! We even had 103 visitors from Saudi Arabia in March!
We are most pleased by having added 48 new followers in the past month. We have a modest goal of adding one new follower a day, so we beat that by a mile in March. You can follow us by signing up here (upper left hand sidebar), or follow us on facebook (here). Yikes! 47,532 people saw our facebook page in the last week. Half of those facebook numbers can be attributed to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society post—bring in the Syrians.
We tweet out all of our posts here. For a narrowly focused blog, we are overjoyed with the numbers!
If you are a new reader, we have a great search function, type in a word or two and see what we have written since 2007 about your interests. I use it all the time to search our 5,473 previous posts! And, if you are visiting daily you might be interested in our Top Posts (in the right hand sidebar) to see what other readers are interested in.
My deepest apologies for being so awful about checking your e-mails. I must dump that yahoo e-mail address and get something better. It is so filled with spam that I have to force myself to look at it and clean it up (mostly because there are only so many hours in a day and there is so much interesting news on which to post).
And, a reminder, as always, that RRW is a completely charitable project by its authors. And, if the Catholics, Lutherans, Evangelicals, Jews, and atheists would do their work without digging into the taxpayers’ pockets, giving their own personal money and time to the poor they claim to care about, we could quit!