Happy New Year!
I was waiting for WordPress to publish the annual statistical summary page for this blog, like it has every year since I started here in 2008 but they seem to have discontinued that practice so I’ll just post the following message instead:
On this I occasion I am reminded of the following reassuring words from the diary of Tsar Nicholas II:
“The year 1916 was cursed; 1917 will surely be better!”
PS. I checked the blog stats myself. I got about 375,000 hits this year, just over a thousand a day, with just under 200,000 unique views. That’s a bit down on last year but that’s not surprsing as I’ve had more gaps in transmission than in previous years.
In 2016 there were 2427 comments on this blog, up about 10% on last year.
Altogether since this blog started in 2008, it has been viewed 2,958,117 times so I should get to 3 million by February!Follow @telescoper