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The blog in review, 2009: my favorite posts

Kaid Benfield

Posted December 28, 2009 at 1:10PM

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I enjoy writing this blog as much as anything I’ve done since coming to NRDC almost three decades ago.  This past year, I’ve written about 250 posts, and I am honored to have so many regular readers. It’s pretty hard work, to be honest – and it’s gobbled up lots of evenings and weekends - but it’s also a labor of love. 

If I have to choose, the following dozen posts are my favorites of 2009, in chronological order:

Thanks so much for indulging me.  NRDC's Switchboard is and will remain my home base, and I am extremely grateful to my colleagues on our communications staff who have encouraged me and make the site hum.  But I also cross-posted some of these, and others, on a few very good additional sites that have been kind enough to host my work along with that of some terrific other writers.  They include DailyKos, Huffington Post, Sustainable Cities Collective, Rooflines, and CNU Salons.  Please check them out. 

Next: my picks for the top smart growth stories of 2009.  There will be some overlap with these, but less than you might expect.