Wow, sometime after midnight Coyote Gulch running on WordPress surpassed the half million page view mark. That seems like a lot of hits but I’m sure that there are those for which 500,000 hits would be a slow day.
Colorado water issues will never draw the crowd that other subjects do but I’m content with that.
Coyote Gulch is a labor of love. I started out covering politics, getting a bit of recognition for my coverage of the Denver municipal election in 2003. After that came Governor Owens’ Referendum A (a political reaction to the shock of the 2002 statewide drought) in the fall of 2003. The referendum failed in all 54 counties in Colorado but launched Coyote Gulch as a water issues blog. Thank you Governor Owens.
The original Coyote Gulch ran on software from a now defunct company named Userland Software. The archives are still available at http://radio-weblogs.com/0101170/.
I moved Coyote Gulch to WordPress in February of 2009 after experiencing publishing problems with the old software. WordPress is great — Open Source — software. I’m continually amazed at the versatility and ease of use.