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Thanks for a Great 2008

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at 10:33AM
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In this last day of 2008, I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I've enjoyed running blogdowntown this year. As I mentioned in the pledge drive kickoff, this year has been one of big growth for the site. We've now run 825 stories in 2008, which equates to just a hair under 250,000 words.

In case you're wondering, over the last four years blogdowntown has only run about 577,000 words, so this year's rise in output was even more impressive than it looks on a story count basis. 2007's stories averaged 237 words. 2008's average 303 words, a jump of about 28%.

Maybe that means we're just putting out more hot air, but I like to think instead we're bringing a little more depth and detail to information we offer about Downtown.

I'd also like to thank those of you who have already participated in the pledge drive. We've raised $375 in individual contributions since kicking things off on the 23rd. I'm looking forward to sharing more about the great ideas we've got for 2009 in the upcoming weeks. We need your support to keep making this site happen.

Enjoy the evening tonight (I read on blogdowntown that there are plenty of options to choose from, and we'll see you in 2009.

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