EDITOR'S NOTE (MARCH 2018)
This is from the days when THE Middlewich Diary was A Middlewich Diary. It's a little bit of bragging about just how popular the blog had become since its inception only nine months earlier, with daily page views of 'around 200-300!'
We sometimes get that amount of page views in an hour, these days. But our awe and wonderment still stands, when we think about the number of people taking an interest in our 'mean old town without any manufactures' as it was described by Dr Johnson, quite possibly the founder member of the Keep Middlewich Miserable Campaign. We continue to be grateful to everyone who takes an interest in The Middlewich Diary and, indeed, in the town.
4th March 2018
The original text from March 4th 2012:
Blogger, the company which provides the platform on which our Middlewich Diary is based, provides statistics on a daily basis showing us which diary entries are being viewed, by how many people, and in which locations.
At 1pm on Sunday 4th March 2012 there were 163 viewers in the UK, 25 in the USA, 20 in the Ukraine, 17 in Germany, 8 in France, 8 in Sweden, 5 in Russia, 4 in Australia, 4 in Brazil and 3 in Argentina.
Page views per day are around 200-300, which is very good indeed for a specialist interest blog like this one, and just goes to show the immense power of the internet.
Probably of more interest are the Top Five most viewed Diary entries since we started last June. This is the state of play as of 1pm on Sunday 4th March 2012.
As always, click on the blue links to view each one:
LEWIN STREET 1973 by Jack Stanier (820 views). I'm not sure quite why this particular entry should be so popular, but it consistently appears at the top of the list of pages people are looking at.
The original photo was filed with the title LEWIN STREET 1970, but the fact that the old Seddon's Workshops had disappeared by the time the picture was taken caused a change of mind.
There was some speculation about the accuracy of the road sign on the left (or, more precisely, the way in which the road layout is depicted on it - the sign is - or was - accurate enough, but we concluded that it was to be regarded more as a diagram than a map. Considering such points is how we spend our days.