I wanted to thank all of you who have taken part in the recent poll concerning the professional profile of the readers of this blog.
240 persons have participated this time, which is less than in May 2012, where I had almost 300 answers. This notwithstanding, I do not have the impression that the number of readers has diminished; the number of pageviews (whatever that is) is still increasing. I would estimate that the blog has about 300 regular readers, which is quite considerable for such a niche site (NB: not to be confounded with nice shite). There are almost 500 e-mail subscribers, but I would not be surprised if quite a few of them did not actually read what they receive.
Here is the outcome of the poll, together with the results of the 2012 poll:
as well as a (condensed) pie chart:
The overall situation is similar to what we had in 2012. Private practice, industry and the EPO have slightly increased their share. The most noteworthy difference appears to be the fact that there are less trainees on the blog. Is this because the EQE has higher pass rates now and the number of trainees decreases? Anyway, I always tell trainees that they should study the law rather than case law niceties, the knowledge of which will not help them in the exam.
I have recently met several colleagues who told me they were readers of the blog. A few of them made me understand that there were too many posts. I have, therefore, launched another poll in order to know what the general feeling is. Please let me know how many posts you would like to have every week. Thanks.