We have one new reader. It says so at the top. I don't know what any of that means, I'm afraid, as can be seen from the sparseness of the blog page - no stats, no campaigns, no adverts - writing, pasting 'photos and music from the you-thing, that's more than enough for me to understand.
mr ryan, though, - and welcome to him - has joined others at the top right-hand side of the page. This represents a per centage increase similar to that which has caused MediaMinster meltdown over Scotland. It is thirteen people of a thousand changing their opinion which sees Mr Winston Wisteria profaning himself and his works for all the world to see; it is thirteen people who have caused the pound to slump, inward investment to take flight, have caused the Sun to turn black and the sky to fall, thirteen people who have led Mr Salmoind to fresh fields of graceless, hyperbolic butchness, although he has some distance to travel in that respect before o'ertaking Ms Nicola Moustache.
If the moodswings of around one-in-a-hundred can trigger psephological Armageddon then what is heralded by mr ryan's discernment? Should we quit Blogger and go it alone, the People's Cyber Republic of Ishmaelia? I think the very least we should do is annex the Huffington Post and declare us all Independent, even though, of course, like Scotland, independent is the last thing we would be.