First, statistics. During 2009, the blog had 1318 posts, 174,989 visitors, and 247,649 page loads. That works out to 3.6 posts, 479 visitors, and 678 page loads per day. These were good gains over the previous year, but those numbers don't fully describe the overall trajectory. At the height of the fall semester, readership averaged approximately 800 visitors and over 1000 page loads per weekday, new highs. An informal survey indicates that ILR is one of the most popular international law blogs, perhaps second only to Opinio Juris (at least based on the numbers).
Second, content. Regular readers will have noted that I am no longer posting on cases and similar developments. Plenty of other blogs cover these matters, and these posts, though useful and fun to write, were always somewhat peripheral to the core mission of the blog - scholarship. I am thankful to the many readers who send me information on publications and scholarly events. Please continue doing so.
As we move into the new year, I welcome, as always, your suggestions for the blog's improvement.