Setting the Scene
Last week I was extremely humbled by the amount of visits and likes my blog posts received. My site analytics have shown a massive increase in site visits and one of the biggest things I have learned is that more than 50% of my readers are visiting the site through Facebook’s own browser windows or via the mobile Facebook site. With that in mind, I intend to make these posts shorter than the first couple as reading essays on a phone is far from enjoyable.
So, where do we go from here? I have always enjoyed writing blog posts and the such, but have often been too afraid to share them given the content but as I have tried to stress in the posts last week, I am now firmly of the opinion that we should feel more comfortable and able to discuss such topics and that we should encourage people to have an opinion and encourage discussions between people with differing opinions to see if we can find some middle ground perhaps.
Therefore, I will be posting blogs frequently, and sharing them on Facebook and Twitter, and as much as I appreciate the fact you are reading them (I really do!) it would be great if they could spark some discussion or even simply some feedback about what things you would like to hear about. For the foreseeable future, these will mainly be politically themed subjects and I intend to try and draw together information about what both sides are saying on the EU Referendum and working through how I have interpreted these.
I will keep these types of posts limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as I do not want to detract from your weekends and I am sure no one wants anything too heavy to read on a Monday. That said, I do also have other interests and I will look to slip these in on Mondays and over the weekend should you wish to read those as well.
Lastly, and I do not mean to sound like a broken record, but today (Tuesday 7 June 2016) is the last day to register to vote in the EU Referendum that is taking place on 23 June. If you have not yet done so, please head over to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and register so that you can take part. I have my own gripes with the voting systems used in General Elections but for this referendum, every vote will count as there are no seats or constituencies to be won, you’re not voting for a party or local representative. You are voting In or Out. And your vote is worth the same as the Prime Minister’s.
As stated above, from tomorrow I will be taking a more detailed look at some of the key points each side are raising in the EU Referendum debate and seeing if there is any truth to what is being said, and explaining how this is impacting on my decision which way to vote.