Sunday, May 25, 2008

Time Out: For A Little Horn-Tooting


  PardonPower graced the world wide web with its first post on January 9, 2008. Today, according to SiteMeter's fairly conservative measuring device, the blog has welcomed 10,000 visitors and enjoyed well over 23,000 page views. According to Quantified Publisher, almost half of the blog's visitors are "regulars" and 2-3 percent are ... "addicts" (I think they mean that in a good way).

The blog's "authority," according to Technocrati, is 16. Yeah. Don't ask me what that means. I do know that most guitar amps only go up to 10. So, there ya go. On the other hand, it has been fun to see all of the daily visits the blog gets from the various departments of the government in Washington D.C. and, of course, our pals at the Washington Post :-)

In just 5 short months, there have been posts related to clemency decisions (or non-decisions) in almost every state in the Union (see "Blog Posts By State" category on the right side bar). And, of course, federal cases have received attention as well. Overall, it is very encouraging. The blog appears to have an audience and is fulfilling a need. The comments that have been submitted to date have also been courteous and, sometimes, very insightful. On top of all of that, there is certainly no better place for one to see both scholarship and original data on federal executive clemency.

A very special "thanks" to the more established fellow bloggers for the recognition they have provided along the way: Sentencing Law and Policy, Grits for Breakfast, StandDown Texas Project, J-Walk Blog, Capital Defense Weekly, Crime and Consequences. Many thanks to others that link here as well: The General Blog of Crime, The Law Office of Margaret Colgate Love, The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, Prison Resources and Links, Publishers Marketplace, Z-The Legal Blog, etc.

It has been fun. Now, we are on to our first 100,000!

2 comments:

law firm tamara said...

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Anonymous said...

I also enjoy your blog. It is refreshing to read about pardons that most of our politicians usually ignore. Keep up the good work.

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