For Jules Verne the magic number was 20,000 (Leagues Under The Sea). For cockneys, Londoners born within the sound of Bow Bells, it could be 40,000 – after all, there are “forty fousand fevvers on a frush.” (translation: 40,000 feathers on a thrush.) But for this blog the magic number is 50,000: the number of page views registered since the first post in 2010. So big thanks to everyone who reads it - as these page view figures show, you are a pretty international lot: United States: 30142/United Kingdom: 12385/Canada: 668/Australia: 514/Italy: 445/Germany: 422/France: 418/Russia: 370/Norway: 212/Belgium: 168.
You are also fairly reticent, as in not given to making comments. Perhaps you are in violent agreement with the content? Either way, it would be nice to hear more from you. As for the popularity of the posts, top rankings go to posts on economics and behavioural economics, followed by a short story about the oil running out (A Week to Ten Days), then Banksy, Nick Cave, Dave Gilmour….and Hove greengrocer the late Tony Magdi.
It would be very nice to hear more from you, so please feel free to comment on anything that you see here. And of course, send a link to your friends and anyone who you think might be interested. Onwards and upwards…on foot, by bike, by bus and by train, naturally.