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Looking ahead to 2014

December 31, 2013

Every year on December 31, I take some time to thank all of the wonderful, loyal readers who make this blog possible.

Today, December 31, 2013, marks the fifth birthday of Sam Obar 180.

What an incredible five years it has been! I started out as just a lowly citizen interested in sharing political opinions with whoever wanted to listen, and now this blog has led me to get more involved with local government, now serving as a Town Meeting Representative. Along the way, it has been an adventure.

Thank you to all of my mentors, friends, supporters, readers, and Twitter followers.

In 2014, 180 will expand our partnership with, and help improve WalpoleWords to hopefully boost conversation and readership (with the abstract goal of eventually generating revenue). That effort will involve other individuals, as well. We are very excited. Stay tuned for those changes, which I hope will be positive.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 had been to increase my Twitter followers by 100 (to at least 468 followers by December 31, 2013.) As of today, I have accomplished this particular resolution. Thank you to those who helped contribute to that goal by following me. Hopefully followers will increase even more by the end of 2014.

It is hard to believe it is already 2014 – it should be an exciting election year for our state and country. 180 will be there every step of the way.

As always, see you around town.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2013 2:29 PM

    Congratulations on keeping this blog going! You discovered, as I did also, that just asking what is going on in town will lead you to becoming involved in the town. I think these blogs are a great service to the community and hope to revive my site now that I have moved back to Westwood after living in Roslindale for 3 years.

    • December 31, 2013 2:35 PM

      Thanks, Dave, very good to hear from you again and I look forward to seeing more things from your blog soon

  2. Tom Driscoll permalink
    January 2, 2014 10:09 AM

    Sam – Congratulations. Our founding fathers realized for democracy to succeed we needed an informed electorate and that would only happen if we had an open free press not controlled by politicians and bureaucrats. Keep up the good work.

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