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He shoots, he scores!

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More own trumpet blowing. This morning I got the number #3 spot on the Morning Brew at Beyond Robson (thanks Shawn for the BOOSH) and my letter to the editor of the Strait got published – with another letter saying something along the same lines from Blair Petrie, a member of the East Vancouver Port Lands Working Group .

If you write a letter to Falcon himself, I doubt very much he actually reads it. I have noticed that the letters sent in reply seem to be boilerplate. I feel sorry for the civil servants who get lumbered with this chore. But I bet he reads his press clippings!

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February 1, 2008 at 9:16 am

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I suppose that means I must be doing something right. Which, for a retired boomer who seems to annoy the bejesus out of some people, is a comfort.

In the month of January the number of views grew by 40% – and the blog had its best day ever at 647 views.

Welcome all you lovely people who come here to read. And also thank you to the vast majority of supportive commenters. Yes, we do have a couple of trolls now but that is just par for the course for any on line discussion group. They are not going to take over the debate. If that means a return to comment moderation, I trust that you will understand. Please, do not feed the trolls.

Raul asked me how I find interesting things to write about. The problem I face is that there is so much out there, it is more about selection from a growing plethora than finding things. And anyway, if I told you how it was done, you might go off and do it for yourselves. I do, by the way, check on the pingbacks and referrers, and if you do have a blog I usually try to have a look around which often leads me to leave a comment too. So I hope that it all becomes mutually supportive – which does not mean we have to agree. Except on being polite.

Once again, thank you for your attention.

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January 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm