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Ten years after

I don’t know how many people are actually reading blogs today, but if you’re one of them then I’m happy to tell you that today is the tenth birthday of this blog. It started as an exercise to see if I could write something on a regular basis, and I think it’s safe to say that I passed the test. I keep doing it after all this time because I still enjoy it, I still get something out of it, and I still think the exercise is good for me. There may yet come a day when I won’t have the time to do as much of it as I’ve been doing, but if so I’ll find a way to adjust. In the meantime, I’d just like to say thank you to all of you, for reading and commenting and correcting my mistakes and so on and so forth. At the time I started I figured I’d keep going even if I were shouting into a void, but I can’t say I’d have lasted anywhere near this long if that were the case.

I’ve had some preliminary discussions with Greg, who’s also been at this for a decade, about having some kind of celebration to mark the milestone, but typically we haven’t gotten past the “wouldn’t it be cool if” stage just yet. Figure maybe some time in the spring, if we ever decide what we’re doing. The 2012 state Democratic convention will be here in Houston, as it was in 2004 for the first Texas political blogger get-together, so that’s a possible tie-in. We’ll let you know when we get our act together.

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that at long last I’ve gotten my act together and created a Facebook page for this blog. I will use it to share content from here and whatever else strikes my fancy. It’s taken me this long to create the page, don’t expect me to know what to do with it right away. Please feel free to like it and tell others about it as well. You may also notice that its profile picture is somewhat lacking. If you have a modicum of design skill and would care to create something a bit less boring for me, by all means please do so and let me know. Thanks very much.

Until then, Happy New Year, and remember that the “hair of the dog” thing is just an old wives’ tale. See you tomorrow.

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  1. Voter says:

    Thanks for the 10 years. I for one thank you for your efforts. I consider you the local Andrew Sullivan. I hope you consider that a compliment, as it’s meant as one !

  2. congrats! Still a big fan.

  3. Robert Boyd says:

    10 years? Amazing! Congratulations!

  4. Matt says:


  5. joshua bullard says:

    i know theres other bloggers out there charles kuffner-and they all know-i dont blog or visit there site,i know in the past when you got a little upset with me over the andrew c burks jr race,you made suggestions that i could start my own blog-the answer”no way jose” i always love this site,this is the best damn blog in houston and i aint going,no way, i aint leaving charles kuffner,youll just have to take one for the team,you aint clicking me out of here,its happening,offthe kuff

    “knowledge is good”
    and sometimes,
    so is
    less goverment….

    in the year of our lord 2012
    joshua “ben” bullard

    ps-charles-just for the record,you had hitting the floor with your “even if i was shouting into a void”

  6. Ship Channel Liberal says:

    Good work. Looking forward to any event to mark the 10 years.

  7. Stephen Palkot says:

    I just wanted to say “Congrats!” Not to get too corny here, but I didn’t really “get” blogs and the appeal of reading them until I found yours. Also, your blog is the only place where I can learn about candidates in down-ballot races that aren’t sexy enough to receive much coverage in the local news outlets. I’d love to get out to some kind of anniversary get-together.

  8. Greg Wythe says:

    BloggerCon X will happen.

  9. Valerie says:

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging!

  10. Paul Kubosh says:


  11. Jj says:

    Thanks for the forum for exchange of ideas, and for your often insightful takes on things.

  12. chasman says:

    congratulations and happy 10th! here’s to another good solid decade of work and writing.

  13. Ten years?

    Oh lord. That means I gotta prep one of those soon too.



  14. Linkmeister says:

    Sheesh. I missed my tenth anniversary back in October.

    Kuff, you’ve been my go-to guy for Texas political news for an awfully long time, and I appreciate it.

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