Refugee Resettlement Watch

RRW is ten years old!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2017

And, as the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun (maybe!).

As America turns 241, RRW turns 10!

Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s first full month was July 2007 and for the whole month we had 1,161 views.  Fast forward to the top month of all time—November 2015—when we saw a one day high of 18,445 views.

The average visitors for 2007 were 131/day and since 2015 we have averaged over 5,000 visitors a day.

That isn’t a huge number compared to big blogs, but is a respectable number for the very narrowly focused blog this is.  With the help of a few other writers, there are 8,544 posts archived here (that is an average of 2.3 posts a day over ten years!).

From time to time, I report the top posts of the week or month, but thought you might be interested in knowing what the top most-visited posts of all time, the last year and the last month have been.

The Top Three Posts of all time are these:

Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes…. (November 2015)

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload (January 2016)

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis? (January 2011)

By the way, I should mention that the Fact Sheet linked at the top of this page always does well, but it is somewhat out of date and I haven’t the time or interest to update it.  For new readers, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS Finding Stuff) also under the header above.

The Top Three Posts of the last year are these:

HUGE! Food stamp fraud bust in Baltimore, check out the names, see a pattern? (August 2016)

Stunning news: Trump State Department opens the flood gates, refugee admissions will explode in coming weeks (May 2017)

This is insane! Taxpayers pay rent for Somalis who feel the need to visit Somalia (for months!) (October 2016)

The Top Three Posts of the last month are these:

“My hometown (Utica) is gone” (June 2017)

A picture worth a thousand words, civil war coming to Europe? (June 2017)

“…an authentic immigrant invasion” is underway, as record breaking number of migrants make it to Italy in two days (June 2017)

Every day RRW welcomes visitors from over 150 countries and territories, but here are the Top Ten countries from which visitors arrived for all time. (WordPress has not kept this data for RRW’s whole life, and I don’t recall how many years ago they began supplying this information.)

In descending order and excluding the US:

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

South Africa

France

Sweden

Netherlands

India

Norway

Some quick facts for new readers:

~RRW is a blog, a news source, not an organization.

~RRW is a charitable project for me, I work for no one. No one pays me to write this blog.

~Thus, I screen your comments and exclude those that express any violence, use foul language or I simply don’t want to post for some reason.

~Blogging is opinion writing, but I work very hard to back my opinions with facts.

~RRW is on twitter @RefugeeWatcher (over 11,000 followers at the moment)

~RRW is on facebook—Refugee Info. Resource, here. (Over 45,000 likes)

~I recommend that you use the excellent search engine here using key search words before e-mailing me. (I apologize that I cannot answer the hundreds of e-mails I get daily).

~I wrote a small book a couple of  years ago, here.

~My first Youtube video has almost 3 million views as of this writing.

~All of my weekly and  monthly round-ups (including more information for new readers) can be found in the category ‘blogging’ by clicking here.

It has been ten years! Will there be another ten? I doubt it, because right now the best window of change we have ever had is open, and if there is no reform, ten years more will be too late.

Thanks to all of my devoted readers for your hard work where you live to educate fellow citizens about this program and pushing for it to be abolished (or reformed), for your kind words, and for your much appreciated small donations that I see as validation for my work.  I don’t thank you often enough!

Happy Independence Day!

17 Responses to “RRW is ten years old!”

  1. Happy Independence Day to you too, Ann! And thanks so much for all of your dedication, persistence, perseverance and hard work. You exemplify some of the best qualities of Americans. I’ve been following RRW since its inception, but, only recently began posting on a regular basis. I often feel so far ahead of others in knowledge about the refugee issue, and know that I have facts, not “fake news”. Thanks again and hope you get to spend some vacation time relaxing over the summer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thanks for those kinds, and thanks to all who have been so encouraging. I was thinking today that maybe its not dedication but sheer insanity that keeps me going — maybe it’s just plain nuts!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Dear Ann- Congratulations and best wishes for at least another 5 years! Your hard work and persistence are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing the fruits of your extraordinary labor with us.

    Best wishes always.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Happy Birthday, RRW! And God bless you, Ann, for your continual hard work, dedication, and selflessness.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Phonographnut@aol.com said

    great site keep up the great work

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It has been such an extraordinary achievement and asset to everyone defending America’s security and sovereignty. You’ve made history and changed policy. Over ten years, what a success it has been! Happiest of birthdays Ann!

    Warm regards, Christine

    Liked by 2 people

  6. nafbpo7 said

    Congratulations on your anniversary, you have sacrificed much of your time seeking to keep America safe. The members of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) collectively tip their hat to you.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Stand Tall, Ann Corcoran! 🙂 !!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Jim Thompson said

    Hello Ann…Congratulations for your had work over the years. I am in New Hampshire, and read your posts daily. I’m working hard leading a small activist group to “out” the Refugee Resettlement Process in New Hampshire, but it is slow.

    Too much apathy here. Only way to change it is through significant change to the Refugee Act of 1980 and for Trump to get a backbone. We thought he had a backbone……now I question that, and only hope he has a plan to reduce the input of refugees.

    Best to you on 241st 4th of July Celebration. Jim

    Liked by 1 person

    • nafbpo7 said

      I was a young U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Northern New Hampshire. I had a great experience, but worked harder in NH than on the southern border. Not enough help, rugged terrain, a lot of snow!

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  9. mn4freedom said

    Ann, Bless you and Thank you for all the years of hard work you’ve done for the “forgotten” Americans!
    You truly shine the light on the unconstitutional work that’s being done in the sewers of our broken government making us serfs and peasants to the elite. Without you we’d be almost without hope!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. futuret said

    CONGRATULATION AND “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” TO YOUR BLOG!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. rkoethe55 said

    Ann – thanks for all of your hard work. I read your postings first out of everything that I am involved in.Respectfully,Rick

    Like

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