Usually as summer starts, blog readership declines, but not this month--as of this morning, the blog had already had over 300,000 unique visits and over 445,000 page views during June, compared to figures, respectively, of 283,000 and 421,000 a year ago. (June traffic is double what it was four years ago, but that is part of a general trend in the readership.) June traffic this year has been higher than September 2011 traffic, also surprising. One thing I've noticed is that as the number of philosophy blogs has increased in recent years, overall readership here has gone up--my best guess is that the increasing number of philosophy-related blogs brings more readers with philosophical interests on-line.
Anyway, whatever the explanation, thanks for reading!