Cranmer’s Pulpit No XIV
Something has happened, and Cranmer cannot put his finger on it. Not because his digits are ash, but because he appears to have attracted many thousands of additional readers to his august blog of intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political, and he is not entirely sure how.
September was a phenomenal month. Following July’s previous record of 27,791 unique visitors, September saw 35,257 unique visitors to this site, representing 46,024 page-views.
52% of Cranmer’s traffic is through referrers, of which there are now 7,842. The highest by far continue to be Iain Dale’s Diary (19.5%) and Conservative Home (12.7%). 57% of Cranmer’s readers are regular communicants, with 4.78% of them visiting more than 200 times over the month. Since this amounts to about 7 times a day, His Grace exhorts them to get out a bit more.
Cranmer’s most-viewed page is that dealing with Oxford’s Christians apologising for daring to hold a ‘call to prayer’ during Ramadan (1,795 views).
In celebration of Cranmer’s growing popularity, and in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole, His Grace is pleased to offer this ‘Cranmer’s Pulpit’ to his communicants for the raising of whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish (intelligently and eruditely, of course).