In January, in the lengthy period when I was not posting this blog received its 5 millionth unique visitor. That really is quite a lot of people. Despite having been dark for most of the last twelve months, remarkably after just three weeks comeback it is back in the top 30 UK political blogs, and well on the way back to its former position of being the second most influential UK blog of any kind.
Interestingly this page has been seen by over four hundred thousand people. Glancing through the locations of the last 100 to look at it, 90% of them were in Scotland. I might therefore humbly claim to have a small impact on the referendum campaign. I would stress I am extremely willing to speak at campaign meetings at any time, and will absolutely prioritise any such invites over the next six months.
I should express my enormous gratitude to all those who have helped keep this site going, designers, hosts, technicians and moderators, who have not only put in a huge amount of unpaid time but in some cases contributed from their own pockets to the costs over many years. I am not naming names as some specifically wish to be anonymous, but I am very well aware of who each one is – even though, in an extraordinary number of cases, we have never met in the non-virtual world!