The first post was made to this Office of Open Records blog on June 25, 2015. Since then, as executive director of the OOR, I’ve posted here about a wide variety of topics related to the OOR, court decisions, legislation, RTKL training resources, and much more.
Pageviews on this blog have been relatively consistent through the years:
- 5,718 in 2015
- 17,526 in 2016
- 9,860 in 2017
- 9,608 in 2018
- 10,163 in 2019
In 2020, however, pageviews surged — to 42,280.
The single biggest reason for that increase is the fact that this blog is where we posted the official OOR COVID-19 advisories regarding the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act. (Posting the advisories here made it easier to edit them as events warranted.)
The pages on this blog with the most views in 2020 were:
- The Sunshine Act and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 17,774
- The RTKL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 10,117
- Blog Home Page – 7,881
- Act 77 of 2020: Guidelines Published by the Office of Open Records – 885
- Right-to-Know Law Case Law Index – 645
One thing this data makes very clear is that this blog has become an important part of keeping the public informed about issues related to the RTKL, the Sunshine Act, and government transparency.
NOTE: All data for 2020 is through and including Dec. 31, 2020.
One thought on “Pageviews on OOR Blog Surged in 2020”
I think you miss the biggest reason why people are checking the OOR blog.
There are thousands of people staying home and just to kill time are sitting at their computers and cruising the net.