Well, it’s that day again – February 11—when I celebrate another anniversary blogging here at Blog for Arizona. What a year it has been since January 20, 2017 when Republican political newcomer Donald Trump became our 45th U. S. President. Prior to this site I was online as “Carolyn’s Community” for Tucsoncitizen.com. Folks in town do remember me there.
For four years now I’ve been concentrating on promoting good non-profits and other groups in Tucson, reporting on local politics & elections, and posting passionately in our image Calendar (https://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/). I’ve individually posted 2,363 events in 4 years, which is quite a lot of progressive events, and 983 articles (almost 1000).
Thanks for reading our opinions/commentary and fact-based reporting.
Our bloggers online now are mostly attorneys (what else?) – Owner/founder & former prosecutor Michael Bryan; the mysterious AZ Blue Meanie who could only be a lawyer with his/her vast knowledge; longtime blogger Phoenix attorney Bob Lord; new blogger attorney/journalist Larry Bodine; and me, a has-been attorney/Hearing Officer in Small Claims Court (for almost 13 years in April, 2018). Fortunately for them, fellow bloggers Karl, Pam and Linda aren’t attorneys (yet). And Craig, Donna, and Steve are on hiatus, but could be back.
This political year one Arizona U.S. Senate seat (being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake), 9 U.S. Congressional seats, Arizona statewide offices are all up for election (including Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction, etc.) and all Arizona Legislative Senate and House seats. A few Governing Board volunteer seats in the local School Districts are also up for election.
Stay tuned for info on who’s running for these seats. It will be a busy year for us bloggers.
And just for fun, I looked up my previous posts via FB on my past anniversaries and what was happening then:
3 years: https://blogforarizona.net/3-years-at-blog-for-arizona/
2 years: https://blogforarizona.net/my-2nd-year-anniversary-at-blog-for-arizona/
1 year: https://blogforarizona.net/my-one-year-anniversary-at-blog-for-arizona/
Posted 3 more events since Sunday 2/11/18, so I usually post one/two new events/day. That’s because there is no much resistance going on to the current Administration and the Republican dominated Arizona legislature.
Kind of amusing that so many are attorneys. Why no educators? Seriously, I appreciate you providing the service you do to our community of interests. Good to know what is going on in our local and state world.
Educator David Safier (former long time blogger here) went over to Tucson Weekly. Current blogger Linda Lyon is a educator and on the Oracle School District board. Her bio here: https://blogforarizona.net/linda-lyon/ I guess that attorney types like to do political blogging…