I can only look on with envy, salivating slightly, whenever Iain Dale or Guido publish their visitor numbers. This is part of a screenshot of my own stats. Can you guess which point of the graph represents the controversy over “Heaven knows we’re miserable now“? I got more hits on Friday 20 June than in the whole of May.
There was much speculation at the time that (a) I was an idiot even to have a blog in the first place, and (b) that I would be under pressure to stop it. (b) certainly hasn’t happened. As to (a), that’s a judgment I’ll leave to others, but I still think MPs, and even ministers, should be using this medium, even if, occasionally, it makes us more vulnerable to criticism than we would like.