Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Average Per Day 2,467
Average Visit Length 1:46
Last Hour 105
Today 1,952
This Week 13,266

Yesterday was a particulary heavy day with links to the blog, above are today's figures, just after noon. Yesterday I had just under 7,000 visitors, mainly because an American newsight picked up on story about the Pope. There was a high number of views from the Holy See as well, 4% at one time, all those American Monsignori playing around on their computors, trying to shake of the Christmas holidays. Normally just over a thousand people log on, though it has been down a bit over Christmas.

Meanwhile back in the real world two of my parishioners, Rosie Auckland and Terry Williams, died yesterday.
Eternal Rest Grant To Them O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.


Mulier Fortis said...

You also got a whole post to yourself from Damian Thompson, of Holy Smoke fame!

gemoftheocean said...

Mac, that's because Damon has heard the Vatican Rumor that the reason it's taking so long to select the next Cardinal, is that the pope is considering skipping over all the "likely" candidates and go right to Father Blake. Rumor has it (rumor starts here!) that there's even been a "Brake for Blake" bumper sticker on the popemobile.

Anonymous said...

Here is a stupid question, but how do do know where the traffic is coming from?

I am afraid I am not techie-minded.

Jane said...


Are you suggesting that Fr. should state the obvious? I can't beleive you didn't know that this started in the small hours of yesterday morning.


btw, best wishes for the new term.
Any part-time English jobs going?

Jane said...


re the bumper sticker - if only!

gemoftheocean said...

Jane, there's a convenient selection of bumper stickers here.

PeterHWright said...

A high number of views from the Holy See !

American monsignori playing around on their computers, Fr. Ray opines.

Well, could be. But these days, you never know ..

Fr Ray Blake said...

Most from this site

Mulier Fortis said...

Jane, I was attempting to show why Fr Ray's stats had suddenly blipped upwards...

Anonymous said...

The United States rules! We hit your site the most, because we need more sites like yours in the US!! We got ETWN and the OCN(Orthodox Church Network), great general sites, informative and large, but we need your style blogs for that personal discussion. Your site is an international forum for important life issues. A sword against the liberal sites of injustice!!!

By the way to 'Old Believer' and other Eastern Christians of the Slavic world, Ethiopia and the Middle East: "Chrystos Razhdaetsy! Slavite Yoho!" CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!. MERRY JULIAN CALENDAR CHRISTMAS!! 07 JAN 2009+

Unknown said...

Am I the only visitor from Japan? :)

Always a pleasure to read your blog, Fr.

ps RIP your two parishioners.

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