April 30, 2009

It's Our Blog's Birthday Tomorrow!

Beyond Bread is 1 year old!!

I can hardly believe it! Our little blog is one year old tomorrow! It’s strange to think how much we’ve grown over the course of a year, and how much news we’ve covered.

And yet, as I reflect on all the work we’ve put into Beyond Bread so far, I have to admit that there is much more to do. With all of our programs serving more people, the anticipation of DC’s budget cuts for critical programs like Local Rent Supplement and Housing First, and the economy still in urgent need of repair, there will be much more expected of us in our sophomore year—and much more we will expect of ourselves.

Thank you to the many readers, subscribers, and guest contributors who have helped us get to where we are today; especially to the army of volunteers who helped me learn HTML in a week, and the other army that met with me a year ago almost to the day to give me advice on how to structure content. We are truly a volunteer and reader supported endeavor, so this is your blog's birthday as much as it is ours. Please continue to send us your thoughts, suggestions, and impressions of how we can improve our blog. In the meantime, for the next couple of days, we’ll be running a retrospective of some of the many stories we’ve covered over the span of the year.

We’re at 367 posts and counting—thanks for reading!

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