Show-Me Daily Gives Out Holiday Props
As we wrap up the second year of Show-Me Daily, it’s time once again to give out our holiday thank yous to the blogs, newspapers, resources, and — most importantly — our readers and commenters, who help us make this blog a must-read site for literally several people a day. (Get it … “wrap up,” like Christmas gifts …?)
As our web presence grows, there are more sites than we can single out that have linked to us or discussed our posts and studies, so I just want to issue a general thank you to everyone who has participated in the web conversation about the direction Missouri needs to take. But a few websites must be specially thanked. We could not do this blog without the daily headlines at johncombest.com. Every morning, like a CWE rooster, John gets up and sorts through the day’s headlines so that thousands of Missourians don’t have to. Many of the articles we discussed were first found through his site, and because we occasionally forget to give him credit for the links, let it be known that he is the man!
The writers of the Prime Buzz blog over at the Kansas City Star have been tremendous to us this year. Their daily Blog Roll post has linked to our posts several dozen times, and driven a great deal of traffic our way. Just the other day, they gave my post about Kansas City’s budget report the top placement in the Blog Roll, and we saw a nice increase in visits because of it. We can’t thank them enough for the inclusion they give our thoughts on their site.
The other website that deserves our public thanks is Missouri Political News Service. The editors over there are always willing to post our op-eds and policy studies, which we greatly appreciate. In the think tank industry, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, then it does not make a sound. MOPNS helps to make certain that our work always makes a sound, and we thank them for it.
There are many other sites that deserve our thanks as well. To our regular readers, we thank you the most — and, to our commenters, please keep up the great conversation.