What a difference a year makes. Visitor figures for The Orange Rag blog have hit a new high. The total number of visitors (measured as distinct URLs) has increased by 40% from 11,000 in November 2007 to 15,500 in November 2008. And the site traffic (measured as page views) has increased by a massive 140% from 100,000 in November 2007 to 240,000 in November this year. On weekdays the average number of page views is 10,000 a day – hitting 16,000 a day when major news stories break. We'd like to thank all our regular visitors – and of course Vin Murria, IRIS and LexisNexis – for making this all possible.