Today marks the fourth anniversary of Tales of Two Cities and what a long strange trip it's been. Four years ago HoCo blogs were easily dismissed as insignificant background noise in the loco politico dialogue. As testament to how much has changed, this morning two local bloggers moderated a HoCo Chamber of Commerce forum for county executive and county council candidates.
When I started blogging I had no idea where it would lead. My primary motivation four years ago was to defend the development community that I felt was being portrayed as the scapegoat for all of the ills in the county in the last countywide elections. I doubt that I changed any minds but at least I tried to offer a different perspective.
Four years is a long time in blog years and Tales of Two Cities is very different than it was in 2006. Though I still defend the industry I work in I have also expanded the range of topics that I post about and that has led to more prolific posting. In 2006 I wrote a total of 22 posts between October 13th and the end of the year. Nowadays I average 59 posts in a month.
Appropriately, the first blog post went up on a Friday the 13th and it had the further distinction of being the only post out of over 1,500 that wasn't actually written by me. It was written by my long time friend, Jim Binckley who was frustrated because The Columbia Flier wouldn't print his Letter to the Editor. I posted his letter and thus my blogging journey began.
Thanks to all who visit here. If y'all keep reading, I'll keep blogging.
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