According to WordPress, Blogging Blue had more page views in 2012 than in our previous 4 years of existence combined, so it’s safe to say 2012 was a good year for the blog, if we use that metric.
However, I’d like to think 2012 was a good year for Blogging Blue because we broke some pretty good stories (see HERE and HERE as just two examples). I know I’m biased, but I think the contributors here at Blogging Blue generated some great content in 2012, and I think that will continue in 2013.
So what lies ahead for 2013? Well, Lisa has already announced she’s leaving to re-start her Waukesha Wonk blog, but here at Blogging Blue we’re going to keep plugging away. As I’ve noted previously, I’m going to be taking a small step back from the blog to focus on other endeavors, but Blogging Blue will absolutely continue to exist. I’m hopeful that Ed, Mark, Steve, Other Side, et al. will pick up the slack in my absence and continue to provide those of you who read and comment with fresh, thought-provoking content, and I’m sure I’ll pop in from time to time to share my own thoughts.
To close, I just want to thank all of you who’ve made Blogging Blue what it is. I’m darn proud of what this blog has become, considering its modest beginnings, and I know that the success this blog has had is due almost completely to those of you who read and comment, not to mention my fellow contributors. You all have made running this blog a truly enjoyable experience for me, and I look forward to another great year in 2013.