Saturday, 18 October 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

Yes, it's exactly one year since the first post on Question That.

As a way of marking the anniversary, I thought I'd have a look back over the 320 posts I have written here since 18 October 2007. Here are what I consider to be five of Question That's highlights...


Eco Chamber: As well as having one of my favourite post titles, this is the post I have linked back to most frequently since it was written. My first posting on a perennial QT subject, the faults of environmentalists.

Substantial Grounds: In November and December, QT was part of an ultimately successful bloggers' campaign to save Jahongir Sidikov, an Uzbek dissident, from deportation. In this post I set out the human rights case.

Ken vs Boris On The Issues (4): Local Environment
: I could have chosen any one of this series of 5 posts on the London Mayoral Election that I wrote in March. The election - like so many nowadays - was dominated by personalities and smears, so I endeavoured to assess what a Ken or Boris mayoralty would actually mean for London.

Did EU Ban Calling Bar Staff 'Darling'?: In which a tabloid headline led to an in-depth investigation of Statutory Instruments and EU directives.

Illegal Images Of Legal Acts: This is by some distance the most visited post on Question That, after it was featured on Reddit and Digg. It discusses the 3rd reading of the Criminal Justice & Immigration Bill, and in particular the 'Dangerous Pictures Act' ban on extreme pornography.


JuliaM said...

"it's exactly one year since the first post on Question That. "

Gratz on your 'blogiversary' ;)

TBRRob said...

Happy bday!

jmb said...

Congratulations Ian, you have done brilliantly in your first year. Good luck with the second.