When I started this idea of bringing together the best left wing and progressive opinion shapers all onto one blog to gain momentum in the lead up to next years election, my wildest ambition was that we could debut with a 100 000 page view month.
The stats are in and we have exceeded my wildest ambition. The Daily Blog in its debut month achieved 196886 page views! The appetite online to hear the other side of the story is larger than I had hoped. The incredible talent of the bloggers and writers who make visiting this site daily such delight must be thanked alongside Selwyn Manning’s great design.
The stats will see us debut on the NZ blog rankings at 5, knocking Throng off its perch. Taking Throng down a peg pleases me no end, I’ve never understood how a TV review site can be so right wing AND love every broadcasting crime NZ on Air puts money into.
The Daily Blog’s focus is to bring some real debate to the NZ Blogossphere and to provide an alternative to the far right online nonsense of Kiwiblogh, Wailoil and ultimately the exceedingly biased corporate media.
Our debut is confirmation that we are off to a great start. Thank you for reading and thank you for returning each day.
We have further announcements on May 1st of more bloggers and Unions joining.