These past three weeks have been rather intense ones, from a blogging perspective. The convergence of the Canadian federal election and the UK referendum on the Alternative Vote led to a massive increase in traffic for this blog, so much so that I started looking into the keyword search activity that was leading people here and trying to tailor posts to provide the information for which people were searching.
I’ve received a few emails and comments on various posts from people thanking me for the effort, particularly with regards to the UK referendum on AV. Some said the information I provided helped them decide how to vote (yes or no, I have no idea!). This meant a lot to me. I’ve always blogged mostly about issues that interest me in particular, and my interests are not shared by many. This was the first time that I’ve deliberately set out to try to help people make informed decisions.
In some ways, I regretted that I couldn’t write more about the Canadian election – I have to tread very carefully when blogging about politics in Canada. At the same time, I know that I greatly appreciated having another campaign to focus on instead.
To those of you who took the time to let me know that you appreciated my efforts, I thank you. It means a lot. To those of you who visited this blog in search of information, I hope you found some of what I wrote useful.
I fully expect my blog traffic numbers to return to their pre-election/referendum levels. That suits me fine. I will continue to address key issues in politics and parliamentary procedure – I do have a bit of a backlog of bookmarked reports and articles I’ve been meaning to write about, but haven’t had the time because of the referendum and election. I look forward to sorting through those to decide which ones still merit a blog post.
Again, thank you to everyone who found their way here. You’ve made the past few weeks that much more interesting.