The things people are looking for when they come to Wordblog is a constant surprise. For nearly two week’s Murdoch’s planned new free-sheet, thelondonpaper, has been top of the search list. This morning I counted up the last 30 searches and 14 of them were for thelondonpaper.
Paul Staines and his Guido Fawkes blog has been the most sought-after posts in the past month and now, long after most of us have almost forgotten the Prescott story, they still trickle in — two in the most recent 30 searches.
An unexpected arrival in the top ten has been a recommendation of a piece Carole Cadwalladr in The Observer about a Harry Potter convention in the US a week last Sunday. There were two searches for that in the last 30.
The site statistics are making me rethink my daily news reporter’s ideas about the shelf-life of news.