Thank you for the almost 1 million views of — up from 220K last year

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On April 1, 2010, I switched to the current layout you see when you visit

For me, and the designers who I am blessed to work with, this was (and continues to be) a big deal. The new format created room for dozens of stories on the front page of the site, which can be a good and a bad thing. It’s a good thing because it allow this curious mind to explore so many more topics that I was on the limited format I was previously utilizing. But it’s a bad thing because it allows this curious mind to explore perhaps too many topics. That’s why you see posts about astronomy and restaurants and the Transformers. Because, this is, after all, my website and I just want to share some of the events and places and stories I believe are cool, in addition to news about Florida’s state and local politics. Still, I worry that this site (I really don’t like to call it a blog) canoccasionallybe a bit too much.

Well, you, the reader, don’t seem to mind so much. Since converting to the WordPress Advanced News Format,’s traffic has more than quadrupled in one calendar year. As you can see from the attached graphic from the Site Stats on the Dashboard of our Content Management System, there were 971,903 views of SPB during the month of April, up from approximately 220K views during the month of April 2010. This works out to at least 32,000 unique viewers a day (by the most conservative estimate of dividing the number of viewers by the number of days in the month). This puts SaintPetersblog at about twice the monthly traffic of its rival The Sayfie Review. And I’d be willing to put SPB’s numbers against The Buzz any day of the week.

So, thank you, as always for making SaintPetersblog a part of your daily routine or for jsut stopping by every now and then to catch up on the latest goings-on.

Now, let’s go get that 1 million mark!



Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.