Dear Readers, thank you for supporting me! (in 2021 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.

In 2021, I began working with Lëtzebuerger Journal, in three distinct formats: “Elo mol éierlech (Let’s be honest) is a regular video-programme in which I interview a wide array of people from politics and society in Luxembourg, “Oppen Dieren” a monthly podcast on the news surrounding the European Union from a Luxembourgish perspective, and lastly Journal features original in-depth reporting of mine throughout the year.

This year I also started a more regular partnership with La Chronique Agora in France, for which I’ve been writing off and on since 2017.

Other projects that I have are ongoing in 2022, 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 2021, I have published 160 articles on this website. This is down from 208 in 2020, and down from 295 in 2019. 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 almost 10,000 views, down from almost 20,000 last year. I currently have over 500 followers through the two channels, email and WordPress Reader.

Total Views & Visitors

This blog has received 10,000 views and 6,000 visitors in 2021, of which the most came from the following countries:

  • France:    1,300 views
  • United States:  1,200 views
  • Luxembourg:    1,100 views

In terms of referrers:

  • 3,500 views came in through search engines (such as Google, Yahoo or Bing)
  • 220 views came through WordPress Reader
  • 140 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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