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Texas Liberal Marks Five Years—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

July 25th, 2011 marked five years since I began regular posting on Texas Liberal.

I did not write on this subject on the 25th because I wrote other things instead for the past two days.

I write this blog with the assistance of the Texas Liberal Panel of Experts.

Above you see the TLPOE–Samuel Slater Bobblehead, Cactus, Extinct and Hamburger Wearing An Astros’ Hat.

They have busted out a bottle of champagne to mark the anniversary of the blog with a night of boozing.

Cactus would have you know, however, that he is not much of a drinker.

This post is the 2,459th entry on the blog. I follow baseball closely, but do not often mention it here since there is already enough sports in our society.

I will say though that 2,459 matches the number of hits in the career of Hall of Famer Lloyd Waner.

(Below–Lloyd Waner)

As I write this, the blog has received 1,615,181 page views. This averages out to just over 300,000 page views a year for the life of the blog.

I’m glad to say I’ve averaged 1000 page views a day or more for 33 of the past 34 months. This is good for one yahoo at home with his computer.

As I can recall at the moment, I’ve made Texas Liberal posts from Galveston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Cincinnati, from the Houston Downtown library when my power at home was out after after Hurricane Ike, and from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

These have been the most viewed posts on Texas Liberal—

1. Facts About Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill From Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion —25,491 views

2. Blog Readers Demand To Know–What Is Done With Shamu’s Body After He Dies?— 21,266 views

3. Four Black Senators Since Reconstruction—Who And Why So Few? —20,282 views

The signature post of Texas Liberal is the Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List  that I update each year. This list is the best such reference on the web.

I also blog at The Daily Hurricane and Where’s The Outrage? Though I have not posted in a few weeks at WTO? I need to get back on track. I’m also a featured  political reader-blogger at the Houston Chronicle. I’m in the process of being moved on the Chronicle so there is no link at the moment.

I’m part of a group of Texas political citizen-bloggers called the Texas Progressive Alliance.

I enjoy writing Texas Liberal and will continue to move ahead with the blog. And I have another project in the works that I’ll discuss soon.

I also intend to active in taking part and posting about the upcoming 2011 Houston City elections.

Thanks to everybody who has read and supported the blog.

And please do not forget the bottom line here at Texas Liberal—

Every American has the ability has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and even run for public office. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

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  1. Congratulations!

    That’s quite an accomplishment, and it takes a lot more work than people realize, I think.

    It’s amazing that you have that many page views per post while having so many posts.

    Thanks for what you do and good kluck on the NEXT five years!

    Comment by Katydidknot | July 27, 2011

  2. Congrats Neil. May I be as successful as you have been.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | July 27, 2011

  3. Congratulations! Nice achievement. The MLK listing is a significant contribution to your readers.

    Comment by Newton | July 27, 2011

  4. Congratulations!

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | July 27, 2011

  5. Thanks to all for the kind comments.

    I will stay the course.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 28, 2011

  6. Veuve Clicquot, no less!

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | July 29, 2011

  7. Congratulations on great 5 years Neil, nice job!

    I’m trying to think of my favorite post of yours, but all that pops into my mind, and now won’t leave it, is your reading of the Sermon to the Birds with your “Duck Chicken”.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Comment by citizenx | August 1, 2011

  8. Citizen X–You’ve been on board since the start. Thanks very much!

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 1, 2011

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