Happy birthday to all my equine readers…

Tomorrow will be eventful. And very likely boring.


Because I am spending five hours from 10 am tomorrow here:


Now as for blog stats…

Sitemeter had the collywobbles in July:


Those gaps aren’t lack of visitors; they are data lost while Sitemeter was off the planet.

However, according to WordPress stats this blog averaged 105 visits a day in July, way down from the admittedly freaky 305 in June but the same as February. The photo blog ticked along on 34, down on June’s 40 but it is averaging 41 this week!

Top posts here for July:

  1. Home page / Archives 997 views in July 2012
  2. Defending The Shire: the place, not the trash TV… 105
  3. A very personal Australia Day 26 January – my family 78
  4. Nostalgia and the globalising world — from Thomas Hardy to 2010 75
  5. The Shire, The Shire! Again… And there’s more! 73
  6. Being Australian 16: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 9 – my tribes 53
  7. Aboriginal History and some recent art 50
  8. E-books and editing–opportunity and hazard 48
  9. Being Australian 11: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 4 47
  10. Second Final – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 46
  11. Jack Vidgen–Australia’s Got Talent last night 41
  12. Last night I watched AGT and bits of the State of Origin… 41
  13. Niggling example of political short-sightedness: Maldon-Dombarton rail link 40
  14. This may well be the best Australian history book I have EVER read! 38
  15. The Rainbow Warrior 32
  16. About 32
  17. Did you watch The Swimmer last night? 28
  18. Best documentary on climate change so far… 24
  19. Family history and mystery–the Indigenous connection 22
  20. Wollongong local history 22