Sunday, August 02, 2009

Archbishop Cranmer’s statistics

His Grace has been of considerable global interest throughout the month of July, due principally to an additional 12,362 searching for information on Michael Jackson’s funeral, which post received 27,655 hits and has become his most-viewed post ever (dwarfing the previous highest on Lord Ahmed’s threat to bring 10,000 Muslims to Parliament, on 3,667 hits).

Readers and Communicants will observe the steady growth over the past two years, which is indeed a cause of rejoicing.

According to Google Analytics, His Grace received 63,924 Absolute Unique Visitors from 196 countries who made 102,989 visits with 122,863 page views (all new records).

This must be the zenith. It is, of course, quite unsustainable.

His Grace's ashes are in need of repose, and this month offers an opportunity for reflection on the future. He will be considering over the coming weeks the wherefore and whither.


OpenID curly15 said...

His Grace should found a Society for dead Evangelists!

2 August 2009 at 10:42  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Indeed, the dead can evangelise the dead.

2 August 2009 at 10:56  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Blogospherically speaking, is 59 seconds considered a long stay?

•Johnny Rottenborough’s August blog•

2 August 2009 at 11:34  
Anonymous Abandon Ship! said...

Has His Grace considered seeking the aid of the ashes of their Graces Latimer and Ridley to share the burden of daily pronouncements?

2 August 2009 at 11:48  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Abandon Ship,

Their Graces appear not to share His Grace's zeal for blogospheric ministry.

His Grace used to have a curate, but he is now carrying on the good work preaching the blogspel to his own communicants.

2 August 2009 at 11:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace, do not desert us!

2 August 2009 at 13:54  
Blogger Don't Call Me Dave said...

Your reader stats are indeed impressive, but unless you derive an income from this blog, chasing hits for the sake of it will drive you to that great padded cell in the sky.

I am sure your loyal followers would prefer fewer blogs than none at all.

2 August 2009 at 15:22  
Anonymous len said...

Your Grace,
Without your noble personage at the helm, who knows where we might end up!

2 August 2009 at 15:24  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Don't leave us, Your Grace!!!
Please! There's nowhere else for us to turn to!!

Many congratulations on your popularity, though. But Your Grace is really about Quality not Quantity - After all, if the Jackson communicants were typical of your usual congregation, then your regulars would have left!!

No chance of another curate? Or 2?

2 August 2009 at 15:54  
Blogger Jim Bartlet said...

Your Grace sounds a tad wearisome. It is a fast changing world and I am finding it strange and difficult to keep up, I don't know if anyone else feels the same way. It feels to me like we are heading into a dark age; an age of uncertainty where the book of life is rewritten. Maybe its for the better, I think, I mean this set up is old and worn out now.

His Grace would be missed though if He was to scatter Himself abroad thinly, it would certainly be a step towards the dark for many. I have sensed that people come in here and have a dig and a poke, not through any malice, but mainly to check that you are still there, standing in the same place so to speak. It's a difficult place to stand I think.

2 August 2009 at 17:27  
Anonymous Orwellian Prophet said...

Labouring in his corner of the Lord's vineyard seven days a week.
Up all night praying for the restoration of his banner.
I fear His Grace has applied the match to both ends of the candle.

Don't burn yourself out YG.
Ashes to ashes so to speak.

2 August 2009 at 19:52  
Blogger Jim Bartlet said...

I think we need a Vatican III. It needs to be all encompassing, honest, and controversial in order to keep the basic message in tact. It's time for some home truths and an honest reassessment of the story.

2 August 2009 at 20:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went for a walk up the mountain on Wednesday and sat down in an ancient stone circle. I wondered about how ancient people probably gathered in the exact place where I was sitting, and what sort of things they had on their mind. Personally, I was stressing out over my maxed-out credit cards and my new £65 a week unemployment benefit (job seekers Allowance).

It occurred to me that they would probably have very little on their minds compared to all the webs of crap swilling around mine. They would probably be wondering where dinner was coming from, and whether it was going to drop wet stuff from the sky again, and where the bloody hell was that globe in the sky that made it warm whenever the hell it chose to.

I felt quite envious to be honest!

2 August 2009 at 21:37  
Anonymous churchmouse said...

First - if it's at all possible, I hope we won't lose Your Grace.

But those who are seeing why it is so difficult for him are right. At the same time, I can't agree with those who claim there's no place in the world for such mindsets. The whole point, surely, is that the bid for hegemony by other mentalities is not exactly new. They've been at it since just after forever!

Anyway - I hope there's a solution, and that the banner problems didn't betoken anything along the lines that Mrs. Bogle mentions in her site.

Perhaps Your Grace can collect enough like-minded people around you to keep the Beacon alight in the Darkness! I know a Church that's doing that - and it's great.

3 August 2009 at 00:26  

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