Thursday, July 10, 2014
What Is My Daily Readership?
Drudge and HuffPo measure their readership in the millions. This blog is nothing like that, nor should it be, since it is devoted mostly to local issues. I have about 5,000 average weekday readers, though it drops off markedly on the weekend.
When I write about someone, a jealous blogger often sends that person an email with "the ugly truth" about me, also claiming that I only have 600 daily readers and post most of the comments here myself. He's sent hundreds of these emails, and then copies me. If the readership is so small, why does this fellow feel so compelled to send so many emails?
This dude just sent one of those emails to the entirety of Nazareth Borough Council.
Thanks for the publicity.
Tricia Mezzacappa today claimed that I only have about 145 daily readers. If that's so, then why does it matter what I say? Nobody is reading it.
They're both lying, know they are lying, and the purpose of their false claims is to discourage readership.
I have actually managed 100,000 readers in one day, on the few occasions that I've written about a national news issue, and the matter got picked up. That has only happened twice. One was a story about Hillary Clinto that everyone seemed to hate. The other was my story about a Washington Township man cited for flying his flag upside down.
Last year, my high was a tad over 7,000 readers. That was during the height of the Jim Gregory adventures.
This year, it's the Tales of Trachta. I hit 8,000 readers earlier in the week.
I don't write to draw readers. I write to make a difference. You can't do that unless you are honest.