Saturday, April 15, 2006
Please join with me today in celebrating the two year anniversary of TaxProf Blog. I hope we have at least partially succeeded in our mission (announced in our very first post here) to provide both (1) permanent resources & links, and (2) daily news & information, of interest to law school tax professors, tax lawyers in private practice and government, and others in the tax community. The following chart shows our dramatic across-the-board growth over these two years:
During our two-year run, we have:
Become the third-most popular law-related blog published by a law professor Been valued at $155,813 (although we are still waiting for a buyer to appear!) Enjoyed support from our sponsors (Thomson-West, Foundation Press, and LexisNexis in our first year, and LexisNexis in our second year) Profiled 100 of our tax colleagues in our weekly spotlight series Said premature goodbyes to too many of our colleagues Spawned 27 other blogs through our Law Professor Blogs Network Launched a law school rankings web site with Brian Leiter Provided a weekly ranking of the top 5 tax paper downloads Inaugurated a monthly ranking of the top 25 SSRN tax faculty Organized a symposium on The Next Generation of Law School Rankings at Indiana-Bloomington Organized a symposium on Bloggership: How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship at Harvard Law School Taken only a one-week respite each year, during the summer to bring each of my two kids to the JH Ranch in Northern California for an early-teen coming-of-age program.
Thank you for joining us during these two years. I hope you will stick around for what I hope will be many years to come. Please use the comments to share your thoughts on the blog as well as how we can serve you better in the future.