A lot of blogs publish their statistics, and since I am preparing a first year report for the powers that be (TPTB), I thought I would share the numbers with you. I also wanted to thank all of you for reading the blog and solicit your advice for improving it.
Climate Progress was launched on the one-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina because my brother lost his home in the storm, and that led me to begin talking to climate scientists so I could advise him on whether he should rebuild his home (I had studied physical oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography). And that led directly to my book, which led to this blog.
We relaunched the blog in early January with its current design. Then, at the suggestion of TPTB, I began posting three or four times a day in mid-May. Since then, readership has soared.
Unique visitors in August (37,000) are up 50% from July. We now have 8 times the readers we had in January.
Visits (73,000) and pages read (167,000) are both up 40% from July. We have 6 times the number of visits we did in January and 4 times the pages read.