New BFP Record: We’re Number 44… Out Of 524,000 Blogs Hosted At WordPress.com

We’ve been bouncing in and out of the “Top 100 Blogs” list at WordPress.com for some time, but the highest we’ve ever achieved was (I think) #63.

On December 10, 2006, Barbados Free Press listed at #44 out of 524,000 blogs hosted at WordPress.com.

As we’ve said before, we don’t know if the stats are based upon straight visitors or if the number of comments or other factors are taken into account. All we know is – #44 out of 524,000 isn’t too shabby for a nothing little part-time blog about a small (but beautiful) country named Barbados.

Thanks again, folks!

(Hey… we made #44 on the very day that Dr. Duguid came back and commented at BFP for the first time in weeks. Ya don’t think…?

Nah… couldn’t be!)

🙂

Nice to see you back, Doc.

20 Comments

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20 responses to “New BFP Record: We’re Number 44… Out Of 524,000 Blogs Hosted At WordPress.com

  1. Yam P][e

    Congrats BFP !
    Whatever their measure, BFP is certainly stepping up.

  2. De Orginal

    Big Up BFP……… Congrats

  3. Small wonder Mama Modality feels marginalised! You are serving a truly democratic purpose, rubbish talk an’ all. More power to ye bloggers.

  4. Hants

    Good job BFP. Free speech rules.

  5. Jason

    Thanks BFP. Without this blog there would be no talk of accountability for politicians in Barbados.

    Did I win the Piggy Prize? When are you going to announce the winners? I want my thousand bucks US!

    You know my submission has to be considered for the winner. 🙂

    When will I know?

  6. John

    Love it, it’s like a breath of fresh air …. woops, said that already, but I really mean it.

  7. Hants

    ok BFP. Back to work.

    Hot topic

    Prime Minister says we need more golf courses. More than the 8 in Bermuda.

    While you were at Graeme Hall napping, Cove Bay is about to be destroyed sorry developed.

    http://www.barbadostourisminvestment.com/opportunity_details.cfm?PageAction=ProjectDetails&ProjectID=66

  8. John

    What a set of fools we have become.

  9. Bajanboy

    I wonder if you send that Nation newspaper a press release about the popularity of BFP if they would cover the story.

  10. Hants

    I watched the World Golf Championship on Television here in Canada. The TV coverage was outstanding showing Barbados as a great place to spend a Vacation and as a great Golfing Destination. Sandy Lane looked beautiful .New BTA video with Rihanna was hot.
    Hopefully a lot of the people who watched the show will choose Barbados for their future vacations.

    The Prime Minister says he wants to see more Golf Courses than the 8 in Bermuda and that may be a good thing because the Golf courses of today can be the Fruit and Vegetable farms of tomorrow. Golf courses could be a good way to preserve land for future food production if that becomes necessary.

  11. Tudor

    Hants, what a timely comment on the developement of the Cove. The Cove incidentally happens to lie within the National Park area as defined in the most recent edition Physical Developement Plan; is Govt then proposing to develope housing within our National Park designated area? can this be possible?
    I noticed from the plan that the homes are shown built right up to the edge of the cliff? I was under the impression that Coastal Zone Management Unit had recommended that all building should be at least 100 metres from the cliff’s edge. maybe that does not apply to Govt, only private indivuals.

    Who owns the Cove ? is it the same person whose land at Waterford the Govt just acquired? I wonder if the same piggy who got 5 acres of land with Ebor deal is involved?

    Understand that Peats Bay in St. Philip is planned for developement and is currently being advertised and sold in the UK.

    PS Has any one heard was is happening with the Water Park.

  12. Hants

    Paradise lost?

    I am a Barbadian but don’t live in Barbados so I reserve only the right to comment.

    I think Cove Bay is the beginning of a new Barbados where every part of the Island is available for development and not much is “sacred”

    The Prime Minister says Building Golf Courses maximises the potential use of the land.
    So does building Resorts and Luxury houses at Maycocks (when the cement plant gone), River Bay,Cove Bay,Bathsheba,Conset Bay, Skeetes Bay and every Bay in Barbados.

    The new thrust in “Health” tourism can maximise the use of the above locations. Barbados could become the next “Plastic Surgeries are us” location.

    Some of you may consider my reasoning far fetched but Barbados is on a “Construction/Development roller coaster and it seems the only hope is to go along for the Ride.

    http://www.barbadostourisminvestment.com is a real eyeopener and a great web site.

  13. John

    Tudor

    I am told that the setback from the high water mark is scrupulously adhered to including the case of persons building on the edge of the cliff …. the distance is measured vertically.

  14. Tudor

    Must we sell and develope everything, will there be nothing left for my grandchildren to enjoy? I have always enjoyed going to the Cove on picnics and visiting Little Bay to watch the surf and waves. I have taken so many visitors there for them to experience another view of Barbados, guess I won’t be able to do that in the very near future.
    Problem is that successive Govts have allowed agricultural land to be taken out of agriculture, Neils, Rowens and just you watch what will happen in St. John, Pool, Wakefield, Todds etc when the Govt changes.
    Guess the late Mr. Barrow will finally get his wish not to see another cane blade in Barbados.
    All the money will Tourism brings will go back out to pay for the food to feed the visitors and us aloke.

  15. Hants

    Tudor… The late Mr. Barrow did not tell anybody not to grow fruit and vegetables.
    He did not tell anybody not to diversify and grow cattle pigs chickens etc.
    He never told Bajans to abandon a balanced economic plan.
    The Cane blade statement was taken in the wrong context.

  16. ILLUMINATOR

    IS THIS OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAN , TO SELL OR ‘DEVELOP’ EVERY LAST SQUARE FOOT IN THIS ISLAND . WHEN EVERYTHING IS’DEVELOPED’ AND WE LOOK LIKE A LITTLE CHEAP COPY OF A SOME BIG AMERICAN CITY I HOPE WE DON’T SEE ALL THOSE THAT HAVE MIGHT COME TO GET A LITTLE PIECE OF ‘PARADISE ‘ SCRAMBLING TO LEAVE FOR THE NEXT PRETTY SPOT TO ‘GET AWAY’ . BY THAT TIME WE WILL BE ‘HAS BEENS ‘WISHING WE HAD DONE IT DIFFERENTLY .
    Oops sorry for the capslock .

  17. ILLUMINATOR

    Golf courses are beautiful to behold but aren’t they also very high water maintenance .A high number of golf courses in a land and water scarce country somehow doesn’t compute . I can understand a few high quality ones but i think some moderation is definitely necessary .

  18. Tudor

    Hants, just shows why Politicans need to be carefully what they say. I believe that Mr Barrow meant that he wanted to diversify our economy and not depend solely on Sugar. However as a young adult I heard young strong people saying “let de white people cut de canes” while they limed at the rum shops.
    Today in Barbados people buy 8 thousand sq ft of land, build a house which takes up almost the entire plot and there is no room to even plant a lime tree; the only “green” spot is if the roof is painted green.
    chickens & pigs? most children in barbados today only know to go to the Supermarket and buy them.

  19. John

    Just another example of what goes on in Barbados today.

    http://bararchive.bits.baseview.com/archive_detail.php?archiveFile=./pubfiles/bar/archive/2006/December/13/Editorial/30184.xml&start=0&numPer=20&keyword=roberta&sectionSearch=&begindate=1%2F1%2F1994&enddate=12%2F31%2F2006&authorSearch=&IncludeStories=1&pubsection=&page=&IncludePages=1&IncludeImages=1&mode=allwords&archive_pubname=Daily+Nation%09%09%09

    I remember hearing Julian Hunte tied himself to the one up at Malvern to prevent it being cut down some years ago.

    Ended up being committed, …. seem to remember him claiming, ….. by his uncle!

    What utter fools we have become.

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