The FOIA Blog is two years old today. On August 29, 2008, I made my first post introducing the blog and have been adding items about the FOIA (and other public records laws) ever since.
I'd like to thank all my readers for their support--be it checking in for time to time, commenting on articles I've written or passing along things of interest. I'm happy to say that the blog readership continues to grow even as other blogs about disclosure issues have been introduced.
I've had comments pro and con about the recent look of the blog. Some of you are fans of the old look, some of the new look. Maybe I'll have a third look in the future.
The most interesting thing about blogging is what brings in readers. Many of you are interested in disclosure issues and once you've found the FOIA Blog, you read it with regularity. However, some readers find the blog because the articles have something to do with a non-FOIA subject. For instance, I would say that the most read articles over the past two years are those dealing with Wesley Snipes, Siegfried and Roy, and UFO's. I can only conclude that the FOIA Blog is much like the rest of the country's media content--hard news is there but Brittany and Brangelina is what people seem to be more interested in.
This next year promises to be interesting. Court cases are moving along and constantly being filed. Legislation is pending--and after November, there will be a new congress and a new president, which will have consequences I can't even guess at this time.
If you are new to the blog, feel free to look around and let me know if you have any comments. When I'm not blogging, I am practicing FOIA law in the Washington D.C. area--for more on my law practice you can visit infoprivacylaw.com.