Highlights of the blog 2014

1Happy New Year to all readers.  I have received the WordPress stats for the blog for 2014.  The five most read posts of the year were topped by one that I posted in April 2012 – The characteristics of being British.  It continues to attract views on a regular basis.  The post also contains the reasons why I believe we have reason to be proud to be British.  The second most read was my April post on Why did the House of Lords vote for same-sex marriage?  I am  contemplating developing the analysis into an academic article.  The fourth most visited was the recent post We live in an era of fixed-term Parliaments, which also attracted the highest number of views on one day.  The third and fifth were the August and February caption competitions respectively.  I suspect it comes as no surprise that the caption competitions are among the most viewed.  Talking of which, the first of 2015 will be coming shortly.

In terms of readers commenting on posts, I think it will come as no surprise that the top two  commentators were maude elwes and franksummers3ba, followed by tizres.  They were joined by D F Rostron and Tony Sands.  Readers were drawn from 124 countries, with the largest number coming, as one would expect, from the UK, but closely followed by the USA and Canada.

I hope readers have a successful 2015.  My aim will be to maintain or better the number of posts of 2014…

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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6 Responses to Highlights of the blog 2014

  1. D F Rostron says:

    All the best to you and all your reads for 2015.

  2. tizres says:

    To all: wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
    To Lord Norton: and a huge thank you for your generous efforts.

  3. Happy New Year to Lord Norton and to all others reading this! It is also still Christmas and if you wish to be happy about that I second it. Glad to know that the blog will continue.

  4. maude elwes says:

    Well, the obvious glee at the most posts being around the dreaded Maude came across loud and clear didn’t it? Frank, it wasn’t intentional … I wasn’t competing. LOL

    • Well I have you two to one here Maude. Neck and neck with your next post. No, it is a relief. I believe Lord Norton’s solicitor has just informed him that it weakens his claims for the cyber-stalking suit. He may have to put it off a bit.

  5. maude elwes says:

    On a more serious note, here is a topical video I received as a new year gift. I hope you will get some insight from it.

    http://www.positivemoney.org/2014/12/princes-yen-documentary/

    Best wishes, Maude

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