And, as the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun (maybe!).
As America turns 241, RRW turns 10!
Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s first full month was July 2007 and for the whole month we had 1,161 views. Fast forward to the top month of all time—November 2015—when we saw a one day high of 18,445 views.
The average visitors for 2007 were 131/day and since 2015 we have averaged over 5,000 visitors a day.
That isn’t a huge number compared to big blogs, but is a respectable number for the very narrowly focused blog this is. With the help of a few other writers, there are 8,544 posts archived here (that is an average of 2.3 posts a day over ten years!).
From time to time, I report the top posts of the week or month, but thought you might be interested in knowing what the top most-visited posts of all time, the last year and the last month have been.
The Top Three Posts of all time are these:
Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes…. (November 2015)
Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload (January 2016)
Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis? (January 2011)
By the way, I should mention that the Fact Sheet linked at the top of this page always does well, but it is somewhat out of date and I haven’t the time or interest to update it. For new readers, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS Finding Stuff) also under the header above.
The Top Three Posts of the last year are these:
Stunning news: Trump State Department opens the flood gates, refugee admissions will explode in coming weeks (May 2017)
This is insane! Taxpayers pay rent for Somalis who feel the need to visit Somalia (for months!) (October 2016)
The Top Three Posts of the last month are these:
“My hometown (Utica) is gone” (June 2017)
“…an authentic immigrant invasion” is underway, as record breaking number of migrants make it to Italy in two days (June 2017)
Every day RRW welcomes visitors from over 150 countries and territories, but here are the Top Ten countries from which visitors arrived for all time. (WordPress has not kept this data for RRW’s whole life, and I don’t recall how many years ago they began supplying this information.)
In descending order and excluding the US:
Some quick facts for new readers:
~RRW is a blog, a news source, not an organization.
~RRW is a charitable project for me, I work for no one. No one pays me to write this blog.
~Thus, I screen your comments and exclude those that express any violence, use foul language or I simply don’t want to post for some reason.
~Blogging is opinion writing, but I work very hard to back my opinions with facts.
~RRW is on twitter @RefugeeWatcher (over 11,000 followers at the moment)
~RRW is on facebook—Refugee Info. Resource, here. (Over 45,000 likes)
~I recommend that you use the excellent search engine here using key search words before e-mailing me. (I apologize that I cannot answer the hundreds of e-mails I get daily).
~I wrote a small book a couple of years ago, here.
~My first Youtube video has almost 3 million views as of this writing.
~All of my weekly and monthly round-ups (including more information for new readers) can be found in the category ‘blogging’ by clicking here.
It has been ten years! Will there be another ten? I doubt it, because right now the best window of change we have ever had is open, and if there is no reform, ten years more will be too late.
Thanks to all of my devoted readers for your hard work where you live to educate fellow citizens about this program and pushing for it to be abolished (or reformed), for your kind words, and for your much appreciated small donations that I see as validation for my work. I don’t thank you often enough!
Happy Independence Day!