Our blog is doing nicely. Unique visitors have increased quite a bit and we are getting good amount of traffic from blogger.com and Google. In fact, if you search certain keyword, this blog site comes up quicker than the original post on a news site.
Many visitors are ourselves from the Americas and some from Estonia and Italy notably. Most see more than 2 pages and read on average several minutes. Most come back and there is good loyalty among the readers.
We want to keep refering articles to original articles short. Any text from the original text should be smaller than your own text. We want to value original writing.