Aug 022013

In June Politics Plus started picking up again, as I returned to more active blogging after my illness.  In July, we continued the upward trend, despite the lack of a viral article, and I am quite pleased.

Here is our latest summary:



In the monthly totals, a Site is any website from which someone accessed our server, a Hit is every access attempt to our server, and a File is every access attempt to our server that returned data.  The difference between Hits and Files is from access attempts that were sent in error or damaged in transit and failed attempts by hackers, spammers, phishers, and Republicans to access the back end and take control of the site.  Any questions?

Here is our latest Clustrmap:


Our map was archived in February, so what you see is from March 1.

Here are are top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs           1/17/2010     1,260 views

Open Thread–6/22/2013               6/22/2013       512 views

Bill Maher–New Rules–7/19/2013   7/19/2013       413 views

Don’t Fund Evil                             7/11/2013         388 views

Racist Republicans React               7/21/2013         358 views

It amazes me that people are still reading things I wrote 3.5 years ago

Here are our top Non-blog referrers

Both have over 2,000 referrals each.  I have not gone back to posting on Stumbleupon yet, but I thank whoever has been putting our articles there.

Here are our top twelve blog/news referrers for July.

Every time we link to their sites, it increases their ratings, so here’s some linkey-love in return.  The best ways you can spread the message to others is to use the share button at the bottom of each article to list our articles on the the networking sites where you belong. Quote PP articles on your own blogs also helps.  The operative commandment here is “thou shalt steal.”  We’re on the same side here, and I encourage it.  Even if you want to repost a whole article, that’s OK.  Just link back, please.  Also, feel free to swipe my graphics in the articles.  If they are labeled with our Politics Plus URL, they are my work.

Here are the top fifteen commenters for July.  I remembered and copied them off in time.  I don’t count, as I’m the resident big mouth, and I try to reply to every comment, except replies directed at someone else.  Those who leave their URLs in their comments, also get linkey-love here.

Lynn Squance (138)

Patty (96)

Edith Belcher (87)

Rixar13 (57)

SoINeedAName (46)

Jerry Critter (43)

Pat A (34)

Jim Phillips (31)

Joanne D (18)

Angelica (12)

John Dasef (7)

Arielle (6)

William Lemeshevsky (6)

Yvonne White (5)

Lee Evans (4)

mamabear (4)

Marva (4)

There are two extra, because of a three-way tie for fifteenth.

We have 1,365,825 links on other websites, a slight increase.

Our Technorati rating is way down again at 119, very low on the B List, and they rate us as the 9049th most influential blog in the world.  I told you that last months high ratings would not last.  None of our 1 million plus links are on websites that have registered with Technorati.  If Care2 registered their front page with Technorati, we would be on the A list again.

As of Midnight, August 1, we have 4,319 articles and 44,190 comments.

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I suspect that some Republicans, those not running in highly sequestered districts, are going try to appear more reasonable, before the 2014 elections.  They know that a large segment of the voting public recognize that Republicans are sabotaging America, see the handwriting on the wall, and fear for their political futures.  Our work will be to educate as many people as we can, so they cannot get away with their deception, like they did in 2010.  Thank you for everything you do.  Our success is your success, and thank you for it.


  12 Responses to “Monthly Report for July 2013”

  1. I'm glad the numbers are improving. That's a sure sign that you're recovering too. Pretty soon you'll be back to100% + because of being smoke-free.

    • Thanks Patty, but it's not just me.  I weas in better health when we usded to get less than 50 page views a day, but that was long before your time.

  2. "They know that a large segment of the voting public recognize that Republicans are sabotaging America, see the handwriting on the wall, and fear for their political futures." — as well they should.  Too bad we can't get Faux Noise off the air waves too!  

    Mission Statement of Politics Plus (not in formal style): Our work is to educate as many people as we can, so Republicans cannot get away with their deception, like they did in the past (2010 and 2012).

    I, as one little Canuck (with big feet!) will do my best!  I have a vested interest — if the Rt disHonourable Stephen Harper has no template to follow, maybe the fool will screw up and screw out!  

    • AMEN!

      Much moreso in 2010.  All of their 2012 success was in the House, and that's because they used their 2010 success to Gerrymander their districts.

      That is a valid vested interest.

  3. Hmm, I don't see the hits from the giant-data-munching-black-box or;)

  4. Well, then you have obviously NOT been issued your Rheizenbacher Rheostated Decoder Ring, now have you?

    It's extra surveillance for you!

    • LOL!  I can't tell now, because the rech has changed, but We were being watched during the Bush Regime.  I could traceroute and see it passing through the "secret room".

  5. Rixar13 (57)

    Thank you TomCat, it's nice to achieve a spot for running my big mouth… Right is Wrong, Go Left. 🙂

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