Well, it was a bit of a shocking reminder as I logged into my blog this morning and received a celebratory congratulations on my 6th year anniversary – it was on this date 6 years ago I registered my blog and I haven’t looked back since. And the timing couldn’t have been better since last weekend I participated in a Political Writing Workshop at Douglas College with my fellow 24Hrs Vancouver columnists, Bill Tieleman and Daniel Fontaine.. which effectively brings the entire experience full circle in lending my experience and knowledge to others.
Today, so many years later, the stats still amaze me. As of this post,I’ve written 1,222 posts, there have been 12,994 comments and I’ve had 1,183,450 unique page views…and I owe it all to you.
The evolution of this blog has been very akin to child rearing- you don’t always know what you are doing but as you learn more, you do better! I’ve been very lucky to have had input and guidance from other stellar writers and journalist’s over the years, and to them, my eternal thanks. There is no pay for this effort, simply the satisfaction and fulfillment of being able to share, and educate others who may or may not find my work relevant.
So on this very auspicious day, as the writ drops and we whirl into yet another election season, may I say congratulations to all of you who have helped make our blog such a success!!
Here’s to you, and to continuing success revealing and breaking stories, secrets and keeping all of our politician’s and governments on the straight and narrow.