Something made me look at the WordPress statistics page on this blog. It seems that in March the blog received 15,485 hits. In April, however, I was more boring and only got 13,906.
I have no idea whether those stats are real, or good, or bad. But the trend seems to be steadily upwards. It seems slightly unlikely to me that 15,000 people interested in the ancient world came by during March, but if so, it testifies to the level of interest, if this very personal blog can attract those sorts of numbers.
The classicist and patristicist can feel pretty isolated. But the web makes a real difference. We can all find out about each other, and share what we know. We are, indeed, fortunate to live when we do.