Slaw Turns Six

Slaw began on July 8, 2005. In the ensuing six years we’ve written a lot: more than 7300 posts, which, if you assume 500 words per post, yields 3,650,000 words. Add to that the more than 10,000 comments you’ve given us, and the Slaw community has produced the equivalent of something like 66 novels.

The posts and columns have been written by nearly 200 people over the years: lawyers, librarians, judges, consultants, scholars, and politicians. And they’ve been read by thousands of you: we now average just under 50,000 unique visitors each month who pay us 130,000 visits a month, viewing 500,000 pages with 4,000,000 “hits” a month.

And all of this is possible because of the voluntary effort of our regular bloggers and columnists. I’m routinely floored by how much energy and caring has been directed our way — and just as regularly warmed and made glad by the strength of the community that’s grown up at Slaw. It’s a privilege indeed to work with and for you all.

Please continue to support Slaw in the way you have ever since that summer day in 2005. Let us know what you’d like to see over the next six years and we’ll do our best to provide. Because, when all is said and done, it’s a pleasure — in fact, most of the time it’s fun.

Spread the word.


  1. Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

    A. A. Milne

    Many happy returns of the day to an amazing collection of first-rate minds!