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Five years

Today marks my fifth anniversary of blogging. Given that I got into this more or less on a lark, as an outlet to do some regular writing for the first time since college, that really amazes me. According to Movable Type, I’ve cranked out over 8500 entries. A few of those are drafts that I’ve never published, and a few were done by guest bloggers, but even taking that into account, that means I’ve averaged nearly five posts a day, every day, for those five years. That sure sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t quite feel like it. It’s still a lot more fun than it is work, which makes all the difference.

I tried some new things last year, with the recorded interviews. I’m proud of what I did with that, and I hope you found them useful. I plan to continue doing them, and perhaps broaden the focus a bit. I’d still love some feedback on this, so please let me know what you think about them.

This will be another interesting year, for me personally in particular. With the imminent arrival of daughter #2, I expect there will be a period of lessened activity on the blog, but how much and for how long I can’t say. I’m contemplating bringing aboard some new guest writers to help me during that time. If you might be interested in that, please drop me a note.

Beyond that, I look forward to another fun year, and for many more to come. Happy New Year!

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  1. Rep. Aaron Pena says:

    Thanks for all your work Charles. That is five years well spent. I look forward to the next five.

  2. muse says:

    Congratulations, Charles! You’ve helped me immensely with my blog and I thank you for that and everything you do for progressive politics.

  3. Jeff N. says:

    Congratulations, Charles! I add my thanks for your excellent coverage and comments on regional and local news and politics over the last five years. Best wishes to you and your family for a great 2007, in all respects!

  4. Charles,

    Congrats on five years of blogging!

    I know you have been in the blogsphere since back when I started in 2003.

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Jay Aiyer says:


    Congratulations on five years of providing your insight and perspective on politics. You have become a ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to keep up with politics locally. Keep up the good work!


  6. Five years, and it’s practically the same damn template! 🙂

    At work, when I read, I make sure you’re on the left monitor. Despite the fact that you’re “centrist” and all.