OK, so I already asked what Climate Progress can do for you (see “What are some questions and issues you want Climate Progress to address?“). And it got a bigger response than I thought it would — 90 comments/suggestions so far (enough to make the top of the Most discussed posts of 2008). I will work to address most of those questions and issues in the coming
So now I’m
asking suggesting what you can do for Climate Progress: Spread the word!
In the wake of the Tom Friedman column last Sunday calling CP “the indispensable blog,” I had a big (40%) jump in readership (see full stats below).
I’d like to keep the new readers — and expand further. On my end, that means keeping up both the quantity and quality of posts.
On your end, I’m hoping regular CP readers will reach out and try to get me one new reader each, someone that you know is interested in the subject, preferably someone in the persuadable category. Right now, the global warming deniers and their allies are a lost cause (see “Hill conservatives reject all 3 climate strategies and embrace Rush Limbaugh“), and we need to focus on the vast middle.
The Friedman Effect
A couple of people have asked me what the impact of Friedman’s column was.
In the week that started last Sunday when his column was published and ended Saturday (yesterday), I had 92,000 visits (~13,000 a day) and 334,000 page views (~48,000 a day). Those figures come from Urchin 6 Web Analytics (from Google).
That is a 40% jump from the previous week.
Sadly, I wasn’t paying close attention to the subscribers to my RSS feed, and I don’t know a way to go back and find out what they were last Saturday. But I think they are also up about 40%.
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Given the turnover that is inevitable for any blog, I’d be quite delighted to just hold on to the level of new readership from last week.
Remember, with Climate Progress, you don’t pay a subscription, you only have to look at one ad, and there are no annoying pledge breaks every few months!
One email is all I ask….