Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has visited, got in touch, commented or contributed to www.britpolitics.co.uk in 2017.
So, how did we do this year?
By the 31st December we’re expected to have over 700,000 unique visitors i.e. individual people from 200+ countries and be just short of a million page views. Fantastic. We hope you found us useful in your studies or sparking your interest in British politics and history.
This is our third full year so we updated our homepage with a new more responsive design, easier links to news, the latest features and social media. We hope you like it.
I'll admit working on www.britpolitics.co.uk in 2017 was not all positive. As I wrote in earlier blogs, the repeated terrorist attacks left me in despair about the state of British politics and on quite a few occasions I succumbed to Brexit fatigue. But my motivation always returns, usually cajoled by an interesting part of British history, as I feel passionately about helping people around the world learn about our amazing country and her history.
What are our 2018 plans?
We also have a few exciting secret projects which will expand the reach of www.britpolitics.co.uk further, keep you better informed and get more of you involved. Watch out for these.
My final thought
Politics shapes society and the people who are part of it.
For many in this country and elsewhere, 2017 has been a success story and something to raise a glass to over the festive period. For others it has been uncertain, lonely, and deeply tragic. So whilst I wish all our visitors Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my thoughts are also with those having a tough time.
See you in 2018.