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Friday, April 16, 2010

Six-Year Anniversary of TaxProf Blog

Happy_anniversary_1Yesterday (April 15) marked the 6-year anniversary of TaxProf Blog (and the 15-year anniversary of the TaxProf Email Discussion Group). I hope the blog has at least partially succeeded in its mission (announced in my very first post here) to provide both (1) permanent resources & links, and (2) daily news & information, of interest to law school tax professors and students, tax lawyers in private practice and government, accountants, and others in the tax community. The following chart shows the blog's dramatic across-the-board growth over these six years:

TaxProf Blog (4/15/04 – 4/15/10)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Total

Visitors

Total

Per Day

v. Prior Year

 

528,000

1,400

-

 

933,000

2,500

+76.7%

 

1,246,000

3,400

+33.5%

 

1,537,000

4,200

+23.4%

 

2,591,000

7,100

+68.6%

 

2,787,000

7,630

+7.6%

 

6,835,000

Page Views

Total

Per Day

v. Prior Year

 

688,000

1,900

-

 

1,202,000

3,300

+74.7%

 

1,593,000

4,360

+32.5%

 

2,282,000

6,250

+43.3%

 

3,490,000

9,560

+52.9%

 

3,607,000

9,880

+3.4%

 

9,255,000

During my six-year run, I have:

I am especially delighted that our Law Professor Blogs Network has expanded to over 50 blogs:

Our current sponsor -- Aspen -- is supporting our efforts to expand the network into other areas of law.  Please email me and Joe Hodnicki if you would be interested in learning more about starting a blog as part of our network. We provide you with a turn-key operation: we will create your blog for you and walk you through the very simple mechanics of posting.  Aspen's sponsorship enables us to provide modest stipends to our editors. 

Thank you for joining us during these six 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.

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Comments

As the author of a blog with about 100 readers--perhaps 50 of them in my family--I have to admire your achievement. At times the blog is overly sensational and I've called you on it some of these occasions. But you have probably done more than any other individual to spread tax ideas and information to a larger audience and deserve much credit for doing so. Keep it up!

Posted by: mike livingston | Apr 16, 2010 9:37:26 AM

Congratulations! You're the best! Almost 10,000 page views a day, too. And, Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Woody | Apr 16, 2010 10:02:34 AM

Congrats, Paul. Six calendar years of cranking out posts every day is more like 42 in blog-years. Joe

Posted by: Joe Hodnicki | Apr 17, 2010 12:11:53 PM

Congrats. This blog, in no small part, motivated me to enter tax academia. I doubt I would have without it.

Posted by: andy | Apr 18, 2010 5:33:00 AM