Cranmer reaches 60,000 unique visitors
Three years ago, Cranmer used to observe the monthly statistics of sites like ConservativeHome and Iain Dale's Diary with awe. Guido Fawkes was always in a class of his own, and His Grace never established himself in the blogosphere even to begin to compete with them. He used to wonder at their ‘Extreme Tracking’ figures as they reported passing 30,000 visitors, and then 40,000 and 50,000, while he was more than content to reach a readership of a couple of hundred.
His Grace is delighted on this first day of June to announce a celebratory pulpit as his august blog of intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political passes a new milestone. According to ‘Extreme Tracking’, there were some 60,750 ‘unique visitors’ during May. Google Analytics records 64,816 visits from 32,824 ‘absolute unique’ visitors from 167 countries who made 76,825 page views. The ‘unique visitors’ are 122 per cent up on May 2008.
In celebration of this monumental month, 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).
His Grace shall post again later. He is still working hard on the sermon he imagines that the Reverend John Brown might today preach to his son, the Prime Minister, whose ‘Presbyterian conscience’ appears to have been offended. One wonders what kind of conscience it is that can endure 12 years of spinning deception, Damian McBride and Derek Draper, the underselling of the nation's gold reserves, the theft of billions of pounds of pension resrves, the bringing of the nation to the brink of bankruptcy and the unrelenting erosion of our Christian liberties, but is suddenly 'offended' by the relatively trivial abuse of parliamentary allowances.
The Prime Minister's decision to 'do God' over this issue not only shames Presbyterianism, it offends against God and would appal the Reverend John Brown who fully understood what it meant to be Christian.