By Pete Knudson
Utah Senate Majority Leader
The Senate Site has been alive for just over a year now and President Valentine's blog
yesterday was our 400th post.
I hope we're providing something worthwhile, and that people enjoy the time they spend here. I know we have enjoyed playing a small part in Utah's emerging blog community.Webalizer
tells us we've had 854,341 hits in the past year (average is 2 to 3 thousand hits per day). That seems like an inexplicably large number. We're not that interesting. How many political junkies are out there? Of course, the other way of looking at it is that well over half of the Utah population have never visited the Utah Senate Site.
Most people visit between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., although traffic is fairly consistant between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. (about 200 visits per hour). Traffic peaks on Tuesdays. So far, our record for hits is 7,176, on the day we received the Politics1 Site of the Day Award
. In September we averaged 124 hits per hour between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. (get some sleep, Rob
It's interesting to see from whence our readers hail (see our Webalizer stat sheet for September, below). Last month we had 64 hits from Denmark (where I served a mission, 1958-1960), 851 hits from the Netherlands, 627 from Japan, 59 from Saudi Arabia, and so forth.
As I have said before
, this blog site ultimately belongs to YOU, gentle reader. We hope you like it, and we're certainly open for constructive suggestions on how to make it better.