It has been a good year for KCA and it has continued to grow into a solid force. It is the support of the regular followers that underpins this site and I would like to say thank you for that support and your continued support.
KCA has published many posts that are in the public interest which you will not read elsewhere and that alone justifies this sites existence and continuance.
I won’t bore you too much with the stats but some of the basic ones are. KCA is now 3-years-old with the first post in January 2011.
2011: Page views: 104,889 Email followers 300
2012: Page views: 700,092 Email followers 1902
2013: Page views: 883,343 Email Followers 2454
Pageviews and email followers have both grown over 25%. As the site grows so will its power to drive change.
Given I currently work on this site part-time and post once or twice a week the figures are quite impressive when that is considered. It also does not show how much reach this site has which is extensive at times with some posts going viral.
There were many original posts over the last year. Everything from how did Kevin Rudd and his wife really make their $200 million to why have the police not been called to investigate the missing WA senate votes. The biggest post for the 12 months (traffic wise) was the one in March naming Rolf Harris when the MSM wouldn’t which was liked over 7000 times on Facebook. The 7000 likes is massive even for a MSM site let alone a blog. A few weeks later the MSM did name Harris.
The mainstream media are contracting with fewer journalists and that makes it even more important for a site like this not only to survive but to grow.
It is the people who have donated or bought a t-shirt or book that have enabled this site to survive. Without your support I probably would have closed the site. For the first 20 months from January 2011 until August 2012 the site was fully funded by myself with a small amount of revenue from book and t-shirt sales. At the end of August 2012 I added a donation button which has helped cover the costs of running this site. While the site is far from profitable the donations have also allowed me to take some time off work at various times to focus on the site. So to all the people who have supported this site financially, thank you.
The ultimate goal is to raise enough funds to work on the site full-time. If and when that happens I have no doubt that this site can go to a whole new level of driving change at the political level.
There are many news stories that are just starting and others will pop up during the course of next year. Some of the court matters will be of great interest to see what happens in cases like Craig Thomson, Peter Slipper and the AWU matter. I will try and get to court to report directly at least a few times during the course of next year. Overall I think there will be plenty to report on and investigate for this site next year.
Thank you to the supporters
This site is many things. It is a media site as I post stories. It is an activist site as it is here to drive change in relation to judicial and political corruption. It is also a grassroots movement because without your support the site would go nowhere and achieve nothing.
Ultimately it is the supporters that will decide if this site is a success and can achieve results long-term. In saying that it has already achieved results in its 3 short years. Overall I think it has been a good year for this site although there is always room for improvement and there are some things that could have been done better.
I am currently planning and preparing for next year. If you would like to help it would be greatly appreciated if you would make a donation. Just click on the donation button below to donate via PayPal or go to the donation page for other options. (Click here for the donation page)
As with the first two years I will be back posting at the end of January so a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for your support