Topic: independent media
We made a quantum change in readership figures this month jumping by nearly 100% to just under 20k page views. We haven't looked very closely at which story or set it was, but it may have been the 1,600 odd hits in one day regarding the Iranian frictions/Gulf of Tonkin/US Primaries around the time of the GW Bush visit to the region, and here also leveraging our understanding of the fabulous doco The Fog of War.
To be factual we peaked several days ago above 20K per month and coasted. We had our material for traditional Sunday Media Updates posting yesterday to stay up there but for the first time in maybe 6 months we were buggered and slept instead after consuming Riley Diary on 7. Glorious sleep, beaut dreams, shopping at Metro and watched the last Pirates of the Caribean blockbluster instead. We will post that Media Updates later today too, 1-2 days stale but still useful to readers.
But that doesn't fully explain the jump. It may be that our intellectual work is just getting better some 2 years down the non grog road, and here's a toast (!) to radio jock Steve Price taking the cure this Feb 2008. For instance we like to add some pithy praise/rebukes on the www.crikey.com.au threads which hopefully are meaningful and even witty. We've even got into the habit of 20 sit ups and 20 (bludger) push ups every day.
The google ranking for searches of 'sydneyalternativemedia' either local or global setting are quite suitable.
So now we are thinking about the managing of a moderate level of interest rather than how to get it. A higher class problem. Issues of balance, responsibilities over accuracy and corrections, personal sustainability but mostly how to enjoy the work while building my own social capital without running dry, like the Yangtze here in 2007:
We notice the '20-20 Summit' federal PM initiative also reported here in another broadsheet (though barely the tabloids?) in the Big Media coverage today and we will have lots to say about that in our next post and it may not be very pleasing to the ear of the federal ALP machine, but there you go: As the banner reads "sydney alternative media - non-profit community independent trustworthy". If anything they will find it relevant.
Previous monthly reader pageview figures for 2007 verified by screen shot (web host provider monthly pageview account details) posted on or about 4th day of the month found in this thread:
- December 11,627
- November 10,220
- October - 9, 100
- Sept - 8,100 (roughly, no screenshot)
- August - 8,845
- July - 7475
- June - 9675
- May - 9, 059
- April - 12,087
- March - 6,684
- February - 5,372
- January 07 - 2800 (3rd Jan - 3rd Feb 07)