My first post was on December 19, 2005. Wouldn't have put money on it lasting nine years.
The stats are steady but not growing. I usually occupy some position in the 30s when it comes to blog rankings in NZ and average around 200 visits a day.
So you'd wonder why I bother.
I continue to believe the welfare stuff is hugely important and pester MSD, read all their publications, monitor party policies, keep a watching brief on welfare reforms abroad and if I have something particularly interesting the goodwill of other bigger blogs (particular Whale Oil - thanks Cam) usually means I can get them to pick it up.
And thanks to my regular readers who often send me tidbits and comments off-blog. You in particular keep me going.