August 25, 2011
Thank you for listening
I did not have any intention of blogging – leave alone as intensely as I have done over the past year. But just over a year ago I thought I'd try to be use the internet more actively and so I moved to this site in June 2010 (the earlier 'avataar' was extremely sporadic – and this domain was being used earlier largely as a personal storehouse of useful information).
Over this last year I have reported its progress here and here. Basically, the uptake of this blog was quick – from a very low base – and thereafter its growth has reduced, although still quite positive. After a year, the data are now becoming more clear.
Yes, not only are more people visiting this blog (around 600-2500 per day depending on the web statistic used), you are likely to be from India – my focus "market".
That people from India are visiting is wonderful. Sabhlokcity has at least become a sabhlokvillage.
Is this enough? Of course not. It is a drop in the ocean. But all big things start very small. From this remote corner of the world, that I'm able to speak to you about my thoughts and hopes for India – and interact with you through comments – is a great feat of modern technology. Let's spread the word and invite others to this blog. Let's make this a sabhlokcity – or better still, FREEDOMCITY.
It is a lonely war I've been waging against misgovernance in India – since February 1998 – and my health has been constantly on the edge. With my limited time, financial resources, and health, I can't do much – but I hope that you will join FTI (if you haven't already done so) or otherwise support it, and work – YOURSELF – towards a totally new India. My message is about YOU, about your role in your own country's future.
Awareness has increased in the recent past in India about the problem of corruption, but awareness about freedom is still very low. Let's work together to enhance liberty and good governance in India.
I'd like to end by sincerely thanking you for listening – whether you agree with me (yet!) or not.
And now for the stats
I don't understand web statistics well enough, but the number of visitors is clearly increasing. Below are three visuals from three different data sources.
Alexa (click for bigger image)
Control panel (click for larger image) – note that data for Aug. 2010 are incomplete
WordPress statistics (click for larger image) – note that data for Aug. 2010 are incomplete