I am pleased to report that the number of views of the site, since its inception following the last general election, has passed 100,000. From observation of the daily statistics, the readers appear to be a combination of regulars and those who reach the site in their quest to find answers to particular questions – not least how the Conservative Party chooses it leader, what happens if the PM dies, and whether one should say referenda or referendums.
Some of my colleagues tend to be sceptical of the value of blogs. My view is that they are highly efficient ways of reaching audiences. I may accept an invitation to speak to a group of, say, 20 people at a specified time and venue. Contrast the resources one has to invest to complete that engagement with the ability to pen a message at a time convenient to me and for an audience of 100 to 200 people to read it at a time convenient to them. My posts also tend to be a little shorter than my talks!