The No Strings Attached blog was launched March 25, 2007. It was initially an effort to expand upon our e-mail exchanges and other interactions with colleagues on Council. We hoped to encompass a broader, more inclusive audience of readers interested in what’s going on in local government, but even we were shocked when No Strings got its 1000th hit yesterday (April 17th). About 2/3 are repeat visitors and word is spreading out about the blog, because 1/3 of the daily traffic (now 100 hits per day) are new visitors!
We embarked on this time-consuming, criticism-generating (yet still rewarding) endeavor for three reasons:
- To serve as a source of reliable information on local issues.
- To model constructive debate on those issues.
- To provide a source of interactive discussion between concerned citizens.
We’re new to this technology so we appreciate you bearing with us as we learn and grow. There are many more posts in the works and we welcome your feedback, ideas, questions, etc.
An updated editorial policy is currently in the works to better define the site’s purpose, direction, and interactive features. Thanks for reading!