After the February blockbuster, there was only really one way to go. Many readers have been reporting difficulties reaching the site, and many contributors too. The proverbial ton of bricks has been dropped after we hit around 700,000 page reads in February. That figure includes a huge read in Japan on websites that copied in full the post on the Fukushima earthquake, suggesting here never was a 9.0 Richter quake, and the tsunami was deliberately caused by underwater nuclear detonation.
We were equally dropped from beforeitsnews, rarely making any top ten stories during March, clearly having been downgraded as a source. The post from Gregory Pitchford on February 12th describing his treatment by US security elements after he contacted The Alex Jones Show to whistle blow stuff about Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq in 2006, was the moment we were axed! Gregory has since made it onto Coast To Coast Radio in the States since breaking his story on The Tap.
We're ticking along nicely anyhow, despite all the blowback. The google counter suggests we will end the month with around 135,000 page downloads on The Tap Blog, plus I can identify 40,000 on before its news, who still copy all our posts, despite being downgraded as a source, keeping us out of the top ten ranks. 175,000 odd reads in the month can't be bad when those who control the internet are doing their damnedest to cut us off. They still have to be congratulated on doing a fine job of reducing our reader numbers from the level we reached in February, though. The numbers were getting truly terrifying for us as well!
We'll keep writing anyway, even if there are only twenty readers a day, as there were in 2006 when I started. It's only a hobby. OK!