The GUARDIAN continues to grow each year and 2007 is no exception. We had nearly 10 million hits and 640,000 unique visits. Monthly average is about 53,000 visits, but thanks to Senator Wide Stance we had 108,000 visits in September–nearly 1 million “hits” in one day.
Your exchange of ideas and thought provoking comments have given the blog an added amount of clout–especially among media and government folks. We have been told about the influence of the GUARDIAN in the top levels of state, county and city government.
GUARDIAN stories have been picked up by the likes of ABC, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and repeated throughout the world via the ASSOCIATED PRESS and other bloggers. NATIONAL REVIEW applauded the story of CCDC Arid Club membership scandal.
During the slow news days of the holiday season we tend to reflect on events of the past year. Use the archives at the right side of the page or the search tool and let us know what stories you think were the most important during the past year.
HERE ARE SOME SEEDS:
–P&Z Commish Steve Edgar’s GROWTH MORATORIUM plea was top recipient for comments at 69 for the single entry.
–Craig’s daughter being a wanted person while appearing on ABC
–Avimor’s plan to place poop in Boise
–Guv flies Simplot plane to Fiesta Bowl
–Barefoot and Pregnant day care
–Bonus scandal at Idaho Dept. of Ag
–Boise City hiring private lobbyists
–County media man doing strategy on public hearing
–Community College pro-con coverage
–Arid Club dues paid by CCDC, but quickly dropped
–Bus rout proposal
–Boise City funding Chamber of Commerce programs
–DUI contest for pizzas by cops
–Team Dave wanting to control ACHD
–Police Union negotiation letter
–DUI arrest of Team Dave top dog Jade Riley
–Growth pays off for officials with new jobs
–Air Quality stories
Unless we are motivated by something really bad or cute, we will work a reduced schedule. Cast your votes and we will see they get posted.
Meanwhile, A hearty Merry Christmas and happy holiday season regardless of what god you worship or ignore. Be kind to one and all and remember we love all of you and look forward to sharing this space in the coming year.
DAVE FRAZIER, editor, reporter, humorist, blogger, photographer, friend and adversary
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