Paul L. Caron

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Two-Year Anniversary of TaxProf Blog

Happy_anniversary_1Please 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: 

Year 1

Year 2



528,000 (1,400/day)

933,000 (2,500/day)


Page Views

688,000 (1,900/day)

1,202,000 (3,300/day)



1,950 (5/day)

2,800 (8/day)


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.

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    This blog really is a must-read. Congratulations, and keep up the good work.

    Posted by: The NJ Annuitant | Apr 16, 2006 10:43:06 AM

    Thanks and lots more happy birthdays. Where else could one find the Mississippi Shieks and smart commentary on tax?

    Posted by: drtaxsacto | Apr 15, 2006 11:49:20 AM