Happy New Year to readers.
I have been very impressed by the fact that there were visitors to the site every day throughout Christmas. As I have said before, clearly a quality readership. The site has had almost 100,000 hits since it began during the 2010 election campaign. During 2011, the posts that attracted the most visitors were Still sitting, Conservative leaders are not elected by a form of AV, Referendums, referenda, the English Question and the Royal succession. The post on election of the Conservative leader attracted a lot of hits during the AV referendum. The post on whether to refer to referendums or referenda continues to attract readers. So too do the posts I have done on what happens if a PM dies in office.
I hope to maintain the pace of blogging in 2012. Posts have been infrequent over Christmas, primarily because the past two weeks have been spent marking scripts. Christmas in my household is traditionally the season for marking. It doesn’t lend itself to much by way of blogging. Indeed, it’s not exactly a conversation piece when the House of Lords resumes. ‘What did you do at Christmas? Go anywhere interesting?’ ‘I spent it at home marking scripts’. ‘Oh, how, er, yes, well…’.
The good news (for me) is that I managed to complete the bulk of the marking just before 2011 ended (I mean that literally – there were just minutes to spare), meaning I can begin 2012 with some serious research and writing. Life in the fast lane, or what?