Dear Readers, thank you for supporting me! (in 2020 and beyond)

If you’re seeing this pop up in your email or in your WordPress Reader: this is a thank you message to my subscribers, for your kind support throughout this and previous years.

What I do for a living started with this website — the regular effort of updating this blog with new content, trying out new formats, translations, etc. For very long I was just throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks. A few things have stuck, other are still on a bumpy road. That’s just life.

I’m glad that I get to continue doing what I like, while keeping my free expression and determination to say what I think. It turns out that in a year where it is hard to move as you like, see who you like, and work as you like, thinking for yourself is more important than ever — while bearing the cost of doing so.

Without elaborating further on whether this paragraph is related to the previous one, I’m announcing to you that I will no longer work with RTL Radio Luxembourg in 2021. Over the course of three years as EU correspondent I have provided the station with first-hand reporting that was interesting for a broad audience, while not letting parliamentarians off the hook on the decisions they made in Brussels.

By the time this appears in your inbox (it is pre-written a couple of days before, as I’m currently on holidays), you might be able to know already what my next project in Luxembourg is. If not, you’ll need to only give it a couple of hours before you find out. More announcements coming soon.

Other projects that I have are ongoing in 2021, and I will continue to update this blog. I hope you will continue reading with great interest, and that you’re recommend my work to friends and family. If you enjoy this website and want to say thanks by buying me a coffee, you can make a donation by clicking on the button below (which leads to PayPal):

But now let’s get to the statistics (sort of a tradition at this point).

In 2020, I have published 208 articles on this website. This is down from 295 in 2019, and down from 467 in 2018. This is due to a shift in my professional portfolio, leading me to diversify my work between writing and advocacy work that entails more meetings and conferences attendances.

This year this website received 20,000 views, down from almost 28,000 last year. I currently have 400 followers through the two channels, email and WordPress Reader.

Total Views & Visitors

This blog has received 20,000 views and 12,700 visitors in 2020, of which the most came from the following countries:

  • United States:    4,600 views
  • France:               2,500 views
  • Luxembourg:    1,300 views

In terms of referrers:

  • 9,000 views came in through search engines (such as Google, Yahoo or Bing)
  • 630 views came in through Facebook
  • 260 views came in through FEE.org

About Bill Wirtz

My name is Bill, I'm from Luxembourg and I write about the virtues of a free society. I favour individual and economic freedom and I believe in the capabilities people can develop when they have to take their own responsibilities.

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