Blog Milestone

Recently Albert's blog passed the 50,000 site visits mark since I started the web counter back in November 2006. It took a couple of years for the the blog to generate enough interest to pass the 10,000 visits mark, but since then rate of visits has increased and the 25,000 mark was passed in July 2010. Over the last few years the number of bloggers that are now actively posting about the waterways has dramactically increased and I have met readers of our blog all over the country. I have also had queries from abroad about UK boating.

Our site has been part of the UK Waterways Sites ranking since 2009. It has rarely reached above the 30s in the ranking and it has mostly resides in the 40s.  The UK Waterways Sites ranking system, which by no means covers all bloggers on waterways subjects, now has 154 participants. There are currently 90 in the blogs section of the ranking and Albert is today sitting at 23.

So there you are - some blogging data trivia. The main thing is I hope you find some of what appears in our blog site of interest.

Recently I changed the format of the blog to indicate some of the most popular posts. As you will see posts about Albert's Ruston engine, Tunnel lights, Tom Rolt in Ireland, and Roses & Castles appear to be popular. However, Maggie and I are particularly pleased that the story of Ken Tremain's conversion on former working boat Lion continues to generate interest. Ken was Maggie's uncle. This last year we were very pleased to received good news of Lion.