Just over a year ago, some friends and myself were sitting around talking politics when the idea of creating a local blog that, for the most part, focused on local politics was tossed about. Having done some writing in the past, albeit never formally, I decided to take a shot at creating a blog.
Fast forward to today. The blog recently turned one year-old, and I simply wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has participated and made the site more successful than I would have anticipated a year ago.
Soon after our first post on June 1, 2007, I installed a program that allows me to track the number of "hits" to the site. After approximately one year, the site has had almost 33,000 unique visitors and over 47,000 page loads.
I do want to take a moment to address the comments. Once the post for the day is written, I don't spend alot of time policing the comments. The reason why is that the comments don't drive the site. If there are no comments to a day's post or 100 comments, there's still going to be a post the next day. If at some point I should see a comment that needs to come down, it'll come down.
That being said, comments never come down because they don't mesh with the original post or other comments; they come down when they are either offensive or irrelevant.
Once again, thank you to those who read the blog, have contributed comments and those who have submitted "tips" to the blog administrator.