It is holiday season in the UK where I live, and the blog will have a quiet spell until September. However, there will be something new each week, so do check in.
This week, I thought I would give you the opportunity to catch up with past blogs that you may have missed. Below are links to the 20 most viewed blogs in the past year. It seems that there are lots of people interested in livestock!
And here are the countries where you all come from in rank order, this time a top 10 (although amazingly there are 142 countries in all!). By far the majority of you come from the top 4, or have your internet registered there. No readers from China as all WordPress blogs are blocked as I found out when I was in Beijing recently, but some do access via VPN connections I am told.
And finally, in terms of search terms that get you here, there are some interesting patterns. There are of course all those of you interested in livestock (beef production in Zimbabwe, cattle rearing in Zimbabwe, poultry industry in Zimbabwe etc.). There are plenty of people looking for other people (or perhaps themselves!). The top person searches are: Josphat Mushongah, Jeannette Manjengwa, Teresa Smart, Dale Dore and Dennis Norman). There are a few (poor students likely) looking for definitions (‘extractive’ and ‘inclusive institution’ being the two most popular, both linked to the ‘Why Nations Fail’ blog). And then there are some interesting give-aways, with ‘will South Africa become like Zimbabwe’, the most telling (and permutations of which are intriguingly popular).
I think that’s enough stats analysis for now. Have fun reading the blogs while I am away. Next week, no lists I promise.