I get these introspective moods sometimes, and I ask myself again what this blog is here for. It was originally intended to debunk conspiracy theories about Barack Obama and it still does. What has changed over the last couple of years is my increasing realization that birthers really don’t care about facts, and my increasing respect for the quality of thought coming from some folks on the other side. While Obama Conspiracy Theories will always be a place to help settle arguments around the water cooler, I also want it to be a place where people who want to do independent thinking can find links to information and a place where they can express themselves. This is why you see less “point of view” writing and more “pointing to” writing these days.
While I focus on the comments from a group of regular visitors, statistics show that these make up only a small part of the site’s total visitors; most are from our silent majority, 2318 of them over the past 2 days. Over half of the visits each day come from search engines and links on other web sites and only about 41% arrive by typing the URL in their address bar or using a browser bookmark. Of those arriving by search engine, visitors view 4.7 pages on average and only 3.7% leave after viewing only one page.
So to the thousands of first time visitors, welcome. Look around. Enjoy the features. I hope you learn something that helps you think independently.