Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Greening Kirklees Blog Top 10

I started doing this blog in 2009 and have done 214 posts to date (including this one). An average post gets around 100 views or so, which I'm quite happy with. Going through the stats on which posts are most popular is interesting. So here's the Top 10 countdown

Number 10 - A relatively new post with 215 views is this expose on Labour's election expenses in the Newsome Ward at the last Local Elections

Number 9 - Is my report on beginning the first post General Election Kirklees Budget setting process and contains some criticism of Eric Pickles 233 views

Number 8 - Is a report back on an LGA Environment and Housing Board meeting. A bit mundane I thought but obviously not - 236 views

Number 7 - Is a string of letters regarding the Feed In Tarrif between myself and a local Conservative Bernard McGuin in the Huddersfield Examiner. He is desperately trying to defend his anti FITs opinions which have no basis in fact. - 359 views

Number 6 - Is the story about my role in getting 'Welcome to Huddersfield' signs erected on our bit of the Kirklees boundaries. Funnily enough the Kirklees Highways staff forgot about one of the signs at Ainley Top which was all taped up so I unveiled it myself and videoed with the assistance of my Dad. Here it is - 385 views
Number 5 - Was the Green Party winning all 3 seats in Kirkburton Parish Council By Elections that were called by the Conservatives in February 2012. Those By Elections cost us £10,000 out of Parish funds. 385 views

Number 4 - Zombie Posterboards are those which are left behind long after an election is finished. Labour always manage to leave at least one behind. There's still one hanging around in Newsome now which I pass most days. This post from 2011 introduced the concept  509 views

Number 3  - This was a short piece criticising the Huddersfield Tory Candidate for not appearing at Hustings meetings during the election campaign - 667 views

Number 2 - We may be entering terriotory here where people may have arrived at Greening Kirklees by accident. The post is entitled 'The Wrath of Khan' and refers to misinformation at a Council meeting from Cllr Mehboob Khan about the Green Party administration on Brighton City Council. Of course there may be the odd Trekkie or two who got there by accident. 706 views

Number 1 - This post had a massive 2812 views. So what was it about. It was entitled 'Strange Bedfellows' and was all about the shenanigans at this years Annual Council Meeting. I thought it was a pretty good post highlighting how the Conservatives had enabled Labours Mehboob Khan to run the Council and his reward to them of committee chairs and the allowances that go with them. It might have been a good post but even I thought it wasn't good enough to see such a dramatic spike in interest. So I did a bit of digging and found that most of the people viewing it were from Canada. I did a search on 'Canada' and 'Strange Bedfellows' and was directed to a video on Youtube. Fortunately it was all about linking environmental action with investment companies and not anything too dodgy. So yes unfortunately they had arrived at my blog by accident. The video is mildly entertaining and here it is.

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