The post a few moments ago on the status conference for former Anderson Guest House owner Robert Dupont was number 10,000 for The Turner Report.
The original Turner Report was a website started in 2000 and never reached an audience of more than a handful. The blog started in October 2003 and initially featured more musings, movie reviews, and was more a less an effort to keep a promise to my students that if I were to going to make them write everyday, then I would do the same.
As the months passed, the blog developed into its current news and commentary mix, emphasizing Missouri politics, southwest Missouri news, coverage of state and federal courts, media news, and investigative reporting. Over the years, I began adding photos and eventually videos.
During the first year or so, the site averaged 35 unique viewers a day. It now has between 800 and 1,200 a day and has had as many as 5,000. With more than two weeks to go in 2009, The Turner Report long since surpassed its 2008 readership total.
Thanks again to all of you who have kept coming back to The Turner Report. Your support is much appreciated.