Wednesday 18 October 2017

Happy Birthday to Us! Nine years old

The Barnet Eye is nine years old! This was our first blog  - Hello, Good Evening and Welcome - we published it on 11th October 2008. Yes, I confess, I completely forgot about our anniversary. I didn't think it would last nine weeks, let alone nine years! I didn't anticipate the huge scandals we'd uncover. I didn't anticipate that I'd be joined by a team of other Barnet bloggers, who would become friends and colleagues and would make Barnet a quite unique place in terms of political commentary. I am not going to dwell on the negatives. I believe the Barnet Eye has been a totally positive thing for myself, for the Borough of Barnet and for the global army of readers, who have viewed the blog over 2,100,000 times. It's not just the local politics, it has helped me and other people (who have written to thank me) deal with cancer and dyslexia. Our annual awards, have become a key part of the social calendar and we've had a ton of fun on the way. The good news is that we're pleased to announce that our annual awards are on the 10th December at The Chandos Arms in Colindale. We are delighted to be hosting them at the National Community Pub of the Year!

We will shortly be consulting on who we should be dishing out the gongs to this year! So if you know a charity, a person, a restaurant, a volunteer or anyone else who deserves recogniotion, please leave a comment and we'll get in touch!

Finally, thanks for all of your support over the past nine years. If no one read this blog, I wouldn't bother. This year we've seen our biggest ever story in terms of hits, so it is great to know we still matter!

As a little present to you, we've prepared a London Playlist of some of our favourite London tracks  in the sidebar. Enjoy!

1 comment:

CalvinCasino said...

Happy 9th Birthday to your blog Roger.