Originally written, Dec. 31, 2019, to commemorate the close of the decade; post expanded, Jan. 5, 2020
This post continues some reflections on the decade now ending. Unlike the previous post, Reflections on the 2010s: Political, this one focuses narrowly on this blog itself and on the political blogosphere generally.
Reflections on this blog
Hail To You, published as a labor-of-love by me, E.H. Hail, was born as a political blog in the first year of this decade (late in 2010), and was at its height between 2011 and 2015. If a single year of peak ‘active’ activity must be chosen it is probably 2012. (I would distinguish ‘active’ activity from ‘passive’ activity, with the latter meaning people cruising in from searches, and/or the secondary use of material like charts, graphs, images, or information that was originally published here on other websites, reports, forums, blogs, and/or social media.)
This blog was successful in its own small way in the 2010s, and earned a place in the network diagram of dissident-right blogs developed in 2013: Continue reading