Welcome to visitor 28,000 who came from Sydney via a Google search on inverell fire byron arcade.The post I did yesterday on the fire, Fire guts Inverell's historic Byron Arcade, attracted quite remarkable traffic. 69 of the last 100 visitors went directly to that page.
I am quietly pleased with the increased traction on this blog. Over the recent group of 100 visitors, the average number of page views per visit was 1.8, the average visit length 2:31 minutes. The average number of return visits over the last week was five per day, so that there is at least someone out there who reads the blog on a regular basis. The number of registered followers is up to seven, not a large total of course, but still nice.
I still have something of a battle in choosing what to write about. This includes maintaining balance between current and historical events, between different areas within New England, between straight reporting and analysis.
I doubt that I will ever get the balance right. Still, I am getting a lot more feedback now including new material. This helps, because I like writing with an audience in mind.