BFP Reader ‘M’ Does The Stats…

Esteemed BFP folks- HAPPY NEW YEAR !

December must have been your busiest month by far. Out of interest I checked and there was a total of 116 postings, and nearly 1500 comments so far (1466 to be exact).

Of these the Top Ten were:

1. Porters’ Gate Removal (2 postings) 149 comments
2. Stem cell clinic etc. (6 postings) 145
3. Sir Allan Fields NY limousine 68
4. Is BLP blog dead? 53
5. Greenland landfill (2) 50
6. Best wishes to Eastmond 45
7. BLP endorses Mia blog censorship 38
8. Bim’s UN vote on Iran 37
9. UK Muslim integration 35
10. CBC Chaos 34

It is becoming difficult to keep so many “threads” untangled. Have you considered numbering postings/topics for ease of reference?

It is interesting to compare BFP with BLP’s blogsite. They indicate they have had 21,616 “hits” presumably since the blog started. Do you have comparable stats? (I recall you mentioning up to 1,000 hits A DAY. Their comment activity is pathetic with only 2 or 3 comments on their “propaganda” releases being the norm. Small wonder.

You have become very adept at pushing our buttons for an active (sometimes hysterical) response. This serves an invaluable purpose for those interested in getting a feel of public opinion, even allowing for the “repeat offenders” who account for over 80% of activity.

Best wishes for the coming year and congratulations on a job well done.

Respectfully yours-


Thanks, M!

That’s an interesting suggestion about the topics. We’ll see if we can work on something. (Cliverton Call Home!)

Regarding our daily visitors, we don’t publish our figures on a day to day basis, but we will say that BFP has been doing 2,000 minimum on a bad day for several months now. When he have an article generating some interest, we do significantly better… sometimes way better.

We are as amazed as anyone.

Once again, thanks for your suggestions and your best wishes.

Robert for the gang.


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22 responses to “BFP Reader ‘M’ Does The Stats…

  1. John

    Local politics seems to be the draw.

    Apart from the Muslim/Moslem story at 9, all the others seem to have some element of local politics involved.

    None seem to have surpassed the Glyne Clarke story where comments are concerned, but the top two are approaching it. Last time I looked it was 159 I believe.

    The other draw is colour. The Mark Goodrige story I think must have more than 300 comments by now. Mia’s pronouncements also created a furore and expect comments, ribald and otherwise, about her pronouncements must be high too.

    There is also an element of colour in the Porter’s story and perhaps the Sir Allan story which no doubt kept interest heightened.

  2. John


    Guess people aren’t getting their fill from the BLP, ………. well website that is.

  3. Jupiter


    I don’t know if you know,but your site is taken more seriously than the regular media e.g. Nation,VOB,CBC.

    I speak for myself and other contributors I’m sure,but we feel we can trust BFP even though we know little or nothing at all about them.

    If readers check,they will see that most of the regular contributors are usually accurate with the information they post on this site.I have learnt so much on this site,and usually when I seek to verify I get confirmation.

    I really hope that the Nation,Advocate and starcom take serious stock this year re the low depths to which they have fallen.

    Hopefully this year we will see greater investigative journalism,and Advocate management if the Nation newspaper wouldn’t do it,then you break out of the pack and you will see that your circulation figures will improve.

    VOB has a very good journalist in David Ellis.If he is allowed or he frees himself to practise his craft like he knows he should,we will see improvement in the News & current Affairs Dept there.

  4. John

    Have I got the right Nationnews?

    Are my eyes deceiving me?

  5. Lady Anon

    John…I thougt your links were hilarious! I typed in BLP vs DLP and BLP vs PEP. Believe it or not, the BLP lost both times!!!

  6. John

    I think Peter Wickham better consult Google before publishing his next poll!!

  7. John

    Sir John better not call an election anytime soon.

    Here is the result!!

    St. Lucians have twigged. Change them as fast as you can. Don’t give them a chance.

  8. Jerome Hinds

    What about our own Owen Arthur and David Thompson. Whew !! Is this things/time to come et al Calypsonian Crazy???

  9. John

    Lord have mercy.

    Disposable Arts, you have brought a smile to many faces through your contribution.


  10. Hants

    BFP … the Advocate is actually doing some investigative reporting.

  11. Jupiter

    I too saw the Advocate article by Nicolas Cox and was very encouraged.

    They have also published a transcript of rawle’s eastmond conversation.

    I think their circulation figures proved to them that they have hitched their wagon to the wrong horse ie the BLP.Hopefully someone will tell their editorial writer Denzil Agard and the other sycophants.

    Thankfully in Nicolas Cox they have one of their better journalist.

  12. John

    Lady Anon

    Although you point out that PEP beats the BLP when David Commissiong’s style of leadership is compared to Owen Arthur’s, Owen comes out the winner.

    Chin up David, you have a ways to go …… But your party looks good for this year.

  13. John

    …. yep, clearly a question of leadership. But for heaven’s sake don’t put David Denny as an option.

  14. John

    …. wow, Arthur and Denny are neck and neck in the race.

  15. Cox’s Advocate article is a good start.

    However there seems to be a tendency for him to equate “beach access” with parking lots and NCF stewardship .

    What is important is the PEDESTRIAN (sorry for the capitals, but I don’t know how to do italics or underlining on this site) beach access which is the patrimony of those who live in the poorer areas inland from the beach-front properties. These people who have for generations walked down for their morning bathe must be allowed to continue doing so. There is no need for a parking lot or a life guard. That would only be an excuse to close pedestrian beach access where such facilities do not exist.

    Worthing has a good examples of narrow paths for such access. I suspect there used to many more in St James. A first step should be to document all of them for posterity. A NFC sign (no more) would help to maintain the legality of public accesses and caution foreign homeowners not to block them.

    Our beaches, and rocky waterfront, are Public Domain (between Spring high and low tide marks, I believe), and it follows that access to them between private properties is an entitlement we must jealously guard. The Heron Bay/Colony Club driveway is a perfect example.

  16. Emmerton

    freespeech I believe you meant NCC not NCF.

    NCF is the one that pushes bashment. Owen in charge of NCF.

    NCC is the one that clean the beaches and block up Brownes Beach.

  17. Emmerton- Yes, you are correct I meant NCC. Conservation not Culture. Sorry.