IP Draughts loves data. This website of London data, updated every 10 minutes, is wonderful, and IP Draughts has bookmarked it, although it is not immediately obvious what he will do with the information. It is useful to know the height of the tide at Tower Bridge, but it is a few years since IP Draughts last canoed on the river in London. He has a vivid recollection of that occasion, particularly of being overtaken under an arch of one of London’s bridges by the Merrie Thames, a tourist boat, while simultaneously coping with a fast-flowing tide, some large waves, and an inquisitive labrador standing up in the canoe.
Similarly, it is interesting to know how many Boris bikes are out on hire, and what the air quality is like in Bloomsbury, even if IP Draughts can’t think of an immediate, practical use for this information.
So, please indulge IP Draughts for reciting some data about this blog. Our excuse is that we have recently received our 100,000th visit to the site. If this site were a supermarket, we might have offered the 100,000th visitor the opportunity to fill a trolley with groceries, without charge. But (to state the obvious) we’re not a supermarket, and we’re not that generous, and anyway we don’t know who the 100,000th visitor was.
According to WordPress’s records, we have received visits from people in approximately 200 countries (how many are there?). We are currently running at between 200 and 250 visits on most weekdays.
There have been 268 postings, and 383 comments on the blog. The posting on which most comments were received is When is a licence not a licence? When it’s a covenant not to sue.
The most popular pages on the blog since it was set up in 2011, other than the home page, have been:
Thank you to all our readers for your support. Please let us know if there are topics on which you think we should post and which might help us to achieve 200,000 viewings.