Two years on from our very first post, In Remembrance of the Religious Right, the MandM blog has come to a place where it is officially grown up enough to warrant its own domain name.
Our readership has grown considerably since we started. We now feature on the top 100 New Zealand blogs – we moved up 8 places last time and I expect us to improve on that in the next lot of stats due out soon.
Despite the claims in this comment:
“this blog is in the top 100 most read New Zealand blogs and ranks as the the most read (non-Catholic) and best Christian blog in the country”
It is not correct that we are the most read (non-Catholic) Christian blog in New Zealand as The Briefing Room deserves that honour, however, we have been increasingly climbing the alexa stats; we are up 279% in our global reach in the past 3 months.
[Since moving to our own domain Alexa is counting our stats seperately so the real figure is a combination of mandmandmandm.blogspot.com stats and mandm.org.nz stats – I am not sure how long it will take to truly transition to the new domain only.]
We are increasingly gaining speaking engagements and being contacted by journalists for comment purely from this blog.
We actually get stopped occasionally by strangers who hear our names and say “do you write for the MandM blog?”
In the past year the average numbers of comments per blog post has steadily climbed as more people interact with our points of view which we love – keep commenting!
The number and range of blogs that link to us steadily grows. Please consider linking to us, you don’t have to agree with us to link, one blog which links to us under the heading Philosophy (we are the only Christian blog under this heading) has this caveat:
“I don’t like what they have to say but I might be prepared to defend some of the sentiments they express”
Finally, despite two years of blogging neither of us have managed to memorise our blogspot url. When people ask what’s the address of your blog? We have to reply, go to google and type in MandM Flannagan – which has worn kinda thin.
Anyway, our new url is: http://www.mandm.org.nz/
Old links will continue to work as we will run a permanent re-direction from our old blogspot address.