It's five years today since we launched Keeping Stock.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. We started blogging because of Labour's insidious Electoral Finance Bill; passed into law at the end of 2007, then repealed after the change of government in 2008. We were around in the dying years of the Clark government, and we've been there for the early years of the Key administration. We've seen the All Blacks eliminated from the Rugby World Cup, ansd we've seen them win it last year. We've had a lot of fun, locked horns with a whole lot of people, and indulged in a fair degree of work avoidance.
This is our 6311th post. We only installed a stat counter (Sitemeter) in December 2007, but since then we've had (as of 8pm last night) 662,393 visitors and 940,288 page views; we'll pass the million page views mark some time in October, on current trends.
Quite by coincidence, we're heading off for a mid-winter breather today. We are away to warmer climes, and we don't know if we'll have an internet connection where we're going. So blogging will probably be a bit sporadic over the next week. Then again, we're taking our nice, compact new laptop with us, and if we can get a connection, you never know your luck!