Apparently, if what I am told is true, my blog is becoming a popular subject of whispered conversation and merriment throughout the Fortress. I have done some analysis of readership patterns and I think what I have been told must be true. There are three spikes of readerships numbers - between 7-9am when Council staff are breakfasting with their loved ones, Lunchtime when Council staff take a recreational stroll and consult their mobile devices and evening when Council staff kick off their shoes pour a stiff gin tonic and relax over a good blog, On the weekend my readership numbers plummet. I've worked why. Because Council staff are so knackered, after managing an impossible workload following never ending rounds of re-organisations, re-structuring and redundancies, that all they want to do is sleep.
Anyway I encourage all my new readers from Thanet Council to keep checking in and spreading the word about this humble blog. I occasionally receive unsolicited documents and feedback keep it coming say I and thank you to hard working civic minded officers. Here are a few of the messages good and bad from this week
Dr SMcG "Hi Ian I am a hardworking top council boss and regularly read your blog for tips and tricks about managing the public purse"
Cllr CH "Afternoon Ian I am a hardworking top council political boss. Your blog is great. It's taught me all I know about openness and transparency. I have stolen a lot of your ideas about reporting bad debt and getting tough with developers keep it coming I need all the votes I can get"
Mr TP. "Ello Ian. I am a hardworking real estate boss with close links to the Council. I hate your blog you are an annoying fat w**ker" - Calm down Mr P. My advice to you is to take a relaxing stroll along the Ramsgate Royal Sands
Mr HP Saucy "Hey Driver I am a hardworking top legal adviser I just wish you would stop twisting the Council's melon man or I'll be forced to caaaall the cops!"
Ms LS "Hi Ian I am a hardworking local MP somewhere in the south east my advice to you is frack orf! - blimey what did I do wrong?