I was pleased to see that December 2011 was the busiest month to date for the blog. The dustup over the ENEA report added to the fact that it was the month for Christmas drove higher volumes of user page views. December 22 was the highest volume day ever with 3,723 views. This was caused largely by the article in The Telegraph.
ENEA calmed down. I expected a quieter month. But January 2012 was a surprise: 78,198 views. It wasn’t frontend loaded, suggesting spillover from December. It wasn’t because of all the comments caused by Sciencebod. A quick look at the logs suggests the growth came largely from an increase in people following the blog on Facebook and Twitter.