I almost let this one slip by me: today is the 5th birthday of this little blog: the first article, Welcome to Wallyhood, was published on January 11th, 2009.
It’s been a nice ride: we’ve published 3,956 articles and presently, we’re averaging:
- 110,000 pageviews / month
- 45,000 unique visits / month
- 18,000 unique visitors / month
Not bad, considering Wallingford is about 20,000 households.
The blog is evolving, and honestly, I’m struggling a bit with the direction to take it. It takes some of the pleasure out of it to be unkindly picked apart whenever I post an opinion that someone disagrees with. But I’m still dedicated to the belief that this resource, with its large, dedicated neighborhood readership can be a force for building community and communication between neighbors.
To that end, I would welcome more participation from the community. If there’s anyone who would like to contribute articles, please contact me. It can be a fun way to stretch your creative legs and a benefit to the community. I’d love to see more voices expressed, not just in the comments and discussions, but on the front page.
And if there is someone else you’d like to see here, changes made or additions, please post in the comments below. Just be prepared to help make it happen!