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Saturday, 4 December 2010

CELEBRATING 1ST "BIRTHDAY" OF THIS BLOG

This blog celebrates its 1st "Birthday" today (4 December 2010) as it was first conceived on 4 December 2009.

However, this blog did not spring to "hive" until August 2010, when the popular topic ""The Property Bubble and Investment Trap" was first posted. Traffic to the site was probably boosted with my frank insight opinions and unbiased comments.

The achievements of this Blog and its sustained traffic would not be possible without giving credits to Mr Tan Kin Lian's Blog, The Singapore Daily and your continual support. These blogs divert about 20% and 80% of the traffic here respectively. 80% of the visitors are Singaporeans with the balance 20% pulled from over 40 countries worldwide despite a small readership, but it is sustainable.

Little milestones of This Blog :-

(a) 4 Dec 2009 - Blog Conceived
(b) 6 Dec 2009 - First Posting
(c) 12 Feb 2010 - "How To Ensure Affordable Low Cost Housing?" article highlighted by the SG Daily site and 1st Comment posted on 14 Feb 2010.
(d) 18 Feb 2010 - Blog caught attention of a NUS Doctoral Candidate for research on blogging.*
(e) 8 July 2010 - "A Tale of Two Cities" Series started.
(f) 14 Aug 2010 - Invitation extended by Jelutung Community Club @ Canberra YEC for "Freedom of Speech" event.*
(g) 16 Aug 2010 -The Popular "The Property Bubble and Investment Trap" Series Started.
(h) 19 Aug 2010 - Site Meter Histats installed.
(i) 24 Aug 2010 - Single Day Highest Visitors Achieved - 291 (239 new visitors).
* Note : This Blog remains totally "non-aligned" despite such invitations and may not respond as such.

While the interest of readers remains in property investment, I like to re-visit the theme of this site which is to promote a civil society and eradicate the "Leviathan" mindset. I like to mark this day with a tribute to Thomas Hobbes and his Literature on Leviathan.

Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679) was a champion of absolutism for the sovereign but he also developed some of the fundamentals of European liberal thought: the right of the individual; the natural equality of all men; the artificial character of the political order (which led to the later distinction between civil society and the state); the view that all legitimate political power must be "representative" and based on the consent of the people; and a liberal interpretation of law which leaves people free to do whatever the law does not explicitly forbid.

The popular series on  "The Property Bubble and Investment Trap" was a strict topic with mere words and few photographs. The bash from this 1st anninersary would be a revamp to add more vivid colours and photos in this Blog. I hope visitors will like it. I also welcome your comments and contributions for postings, if they are appropriate. You may write to email address :- deleviathan@gmail.com.

HAPPY "BIRTHDAY" AND A MORE VIVID AND COLOURFUL TOMORROW

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