I have decided to take a short break for the torrent of news about the Ukraine to share with you an important development in the life of this blog: two days ago, last Thursday, the number of daily visitors to this blog has passed 10'000 to peak at an amazing 11'538 visitors! Now, some of them are webcrawlers, search engines, double visitors and my own, but the 10'000 visitors limit has clearly been passed now:
As for the total number of visitors to this blog since its modest beginning in 2007, it will soon pass one million visits:
In fact, since 2013 and especially recently, the number of visitors has literally exploded:
Which is wonderful, especially since the visitors come from all over the world:
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Also - I want to reiterate something I wrote many many times here but which is worth repeating yet again: there is no such thing as "off-topic" on this blog! (well, except spam and truly moronic meaningless posts). Please feel free to use the comments section under ANY post to make ANY comment you want: share news, ask questions, provide links, etc. You will find out that amongst those who comment here there are FAR more interesting and knowledgeable people then myself. Enjoy that and don't worry about 'off-topicking' - any interesting issue is interesting no matter where no matter when.
I want to conclude this personal announcement about this blog by thanking you all from the very bottom of my heart for the outpouring of support, kindness and (wholly undeserved) compliments. I had no idea that there was such a hunger for freedom and truth out there or such a rage and disgust at the lying corporate media machine. I feel honored and privileged at the thought that my modest efforts can be a part of a much larger "mental liberation movement" on the Internet and the citizen-reporter front. I will still continue to do the best I can on my own little section of the "battlefield" (especially when there are "hot" events taking place), but I ask for your understanding and indulgence if you notice that I cannot answer your email or post: this will in no way be a sign of my lack of interest or appreciation but only a sign of the fact that I am not 20 years old and that I have a finite level of energy I can use every day.
A big "thank you!!" to all, keep me in your prayers and kind regards,