Today is No Right Turn's third birthday. In the past year, we've had 144,335 unique visitors, and 5,017 comments, and I've written 1284 posts totalling 277,896 words. Maybe I should just give up and write a book...
Looking back at last year's roundup, it looks like I met most of my goals. I managed to produce a candidate survey, even if it was not as successful as I would have liked it to be. I've lobbied, agitated, encouraged, submitted, researched, analysed, and wonked. But the work I'm most proud of has been that on sedition and the sedition by example series. I've slowed down on this, but I'm still doing research, and hopefully one day I'll find an MP willing to take a bill to repeal this archaic law.
As for the year ahead, the above pattern seems to work, and it will be more of the same. I expect to have less time this year, but I have no intention of giving up. It's fascinating seeing what I can do with this thing, and its good to have a place where I can vent my spleen. And while there are days when the words have to be dragged out of me with sharp hooks, it's still fun enough to keep doing.
Finally, I'd like to thank my guest columnists (both of them) for contributing excellent material in the lead-up to the election, and all the people who sent me links, tips and encouraging emails. I'm slack, and so half of you didn't get the replies you deserved, but thanks for the comments anyway.