Number of views of this site in a single day surges past the half-million mark for the first time yesterday

Published: December 9, 2014 at 11:23am

The number of single-day views for this site yesterday rocketed to an unprecedented, all-time high of more than half a million. A total of 547,382 views was registered by midnight.

My thanks to all readers and to those who play a big part by making the comments-board lively and humorous but also pertinent and interesting, and by sending in memes, photographs, anecdotes and information that so often help with putting the pieces of puzzles together.

Let’s keep it going. OK, siehbi? ORRAJT!


62 Comments Comment

  1. Someone says:

    If it was not for your unrelenting efforts in your own time to publish whatever the PM and Mallia tried to bury, the Don would still be the Interior Minister.

    Wit a sec, actually I think he still is? tsk tsk

  2. Volley says:

    Ok take your time Daphne !

  3. Rumplestiltskin says:

    From strength to strength. Congratulations, Daphne.

  4. reader x says:

    Keep up the good work. Thanks to this blog the truth has emerged and I am sure there is more yet to be uncovered.

    The only real source for a critical analysis of the government’s deeds. Brava!

  5. tinnat says:

    Well done, Daphne.

  6. Libertas says:

    Brava; bravissima.

  7. Maria says:

    Prosit, Daphne. You are simply very good. If it was not for you we would not know anything. Keep up the good work.

  8. Maradona says:

    “Sparajt l-fuq sebitna!”

    “U ijja, orrajt.”

  9. philip says:

    I’m not in the least bit surprised.

    Well done, Daphne – also for getting a mention on Net TV.

  10. Mandy Mallia says:

    One for each euro Manwel Mallia had “taht il-mitrah”.

  11. Louis says:

    You are just great, dear Mrs Caruana Galizia.

  12. Wilfrid Buttigieg says:

    Congratulations Daphne!
    You are SIMPLY THE BEST!

  13. Natalie says:

    Well, I’m not surprised. I come here to read about the story behind the story.

    This is one of the few places that offers insight and pertinent comments about what’s happening in the country, not to mention the occasional exclusive story.

    Well done and keep it up.

  14. Kevin says:

    Siehbi, fuq kollox prosit ghall-professjonalita’ u s-serjeta tieghek.

  15. A says:

    Our thanks should go to you for keeping up the scrutiny on this government of thieves and scoundrels.

  16. David J Camilleri says:

    Iwa hi! Nkomplu sejrin hekk hi!

  17. sense and logic says:

    And no ads on your site. You might be missing out on extra earnings.

  18. Anthony says:

    Keep it up, Daphne. You are a thorn in their backside and we are grateful to have someone like you.

  19. H. Prynne says:

    Thank you for giving us a safe place to vent and share information.

    This website is a Godsend.

  20. wishful_thinker says:

    This blog went down for a few minutes yesterday night – around 10pm!

    547K is just ‘Fenomenali’!

  21. Wilson says:

    Special thanks to the meme people for creating some colour out of the Malta’s political greys.

  22. Michel Spiteri says:

    Thank you for the research you do. This is one sight I always trust for information and thank you for your courage in speaking out.

  23. Quo Vadis says:

    I’m not a recurring visitor to this website, however when there’s some breaking news worth knowing more about, I know this blog is the one to read.

    Thank you for sharing information with us. Pity you are the only one out there doing this. We want to see more journalists like yourself (from all sides of the spectrum) putting their necks on the line to publish FACTS.

    Tip ‘o hat, Daphne.

  24. Matt says:

    You are the one and only. They know you are good and trustworthy. Since they are fake they will try to hinder you with their powerful positions. By doing so they look desperate and stupid.

    God bless you.

  25. Nenu Cassar says:

    I don’t trust anyone except you to know the real facts.

  26. cdel says:

    Not surprising – with your guts you are unique.

    Thank you, Daphne – yes, keep it going because we will not know half of it if it wasn’t for you.

  27. Macduff says:

    Thank YOU, Daphne.

    (Sorry, forgot how to italicize).

  28. Mila says:

    Many, many people are very grateful for this site, thank you.

  29. vanni says:

    But the biggest thanks should go to the Labour Party. Without their shenanigans, people would ignore politics. But Joseph and co can’t help themselves supplying grist to your mill.

  30. Luigi says:

    At this rate you will soon surpass PSY and Gangam Style. Got bless!

  31. Marie says:

    As Konrad would have said – fenomenali!

    On the subject of breaking records, the PN collection campaign last Sunday was also a record breaker.

    Keep up the good work.

  32. gingerbretman says:

    Thank you, Daphne

  33. Bella Patria says:

    Grazzi ta’ kollox.

  34. CiVi says:

    “OK hanini.”

    Why does Sheehan in most of the telephone conversations get treated like some frail schoolboy who has to be sweet-talked? Or is it just my impression?

  35. Issa Daqshekk says:

    This site is the only sane and civilized Maltese cyberspot around.

  36. Angus Black says:

    Well done, Daphne. Your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated.

    You are a leader and people with a head on their shoulders admire your frankness, and your tenacity.

    Thank you.

  37. Albert Bonnici says:

    Thanks, Daphne This is the only way we can get the truth.

  38. Augustus says:

    Alla hares ma kinitx din il-website ghax kieku ma nkunu nafu kwazi xejn.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

  39. Mark says:

    Keep it going, Daph. Well done for your work!

  40. Watcher of lies and the best blog says:

    Great blog

  41. Watcher of the best blog says:


  42. hu-go-fik says:

    Saviour Balzan

  43. manum says:

    Three cheers for the lady who burns the most midnight oil. She gives us hope, that after all this mess there will be light again.

    Dearest Daphne…………grazzi mill qalb.

  44. L Farr says:

    Prosit tassew. You can truly say that Malta yesterday was tuned to your blog and Net yesterday.

  45. just me says:

    We are the ones who should be thankful to you, Daphne. Keep up your excellent work.

  46. King says:

    Well said and prosit ta’ kollox.

  47. Julian Mompalao de Piro says:

    So the saga is finally over. Or, at least Part 1 is over.

    Simon Busuttil, quite rightly, thanked the ‘independent media and the PN media’.

    I sincerely hope he was referring to you as the independent media, even if he couldn’t say so. Or could he?

    Anyway, although I haven’t commented, I have read each and every post and comment and wish to thank you for your untiring work to get the truth out.

  48. AV says:

    Wasn’t this 3 week wait a great distraction from the electoral power station deadline? Could it have been intentional?

  49. Gracecam says:

    Thank you, Daphne. I read your Running Commentary each morning whilst sipping a cup of coffee. You really make me laugh sometimes; many times you are much better in posting news than most newspapers. Keep it up.

  50. caroline says:

    All thanks to you Daphne, for your excellent reporting. Thank you.

  51. verita says:

    The whole nation is aware where to find news, commentaries, different views and above all, truth.

    Well done, Daphne and thanks for the hard work.

  52. ciccio says:

    Daphne, 500,000 of yesterday’s views were by Manwel Mallia alone.

    New target now set for 600,000 views.

    Well done. Keep it up.

  53. Natalie Mallett says:

    I have become a self-confessed addict to this blog. It is the best news portal and real time reporting on the net at present.

    I sincerely would like to thank you, dear Daphne, for the professional way you do your investigative work.

    I wish you a healthy, prosperous and happy future.

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015.

    Thanks again.

  54. ciccio says:

    Now we have it from the prime minister Joseph Muscat and his three wise men that Daphne’s website publishes the truth while Muscat’s DOI churns out lies and cover-ups.

  55. Gee Dee says:

    Thanks and well done, Daphne. All Maltese of good will are indebted to you for doing your bit in keeping this country free from sleaze.

  56. lino says:

    Thanks Daphne. I do not comment too often on your blog but I follow it devotely. You have single handedely revived the story of David and Goliath. Prosit.

  57. Frank says:


    I am an American living in Australia and have been following the events and how you have been reporting them. I applaud your style of journalism.

    We need you here!

  58. Sliemiza says:

    You’re just awesomely incredibly courageous! I bet you they’ve hired someone as a favour and they spend the day just reading your blog.

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