(OMPP (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I've previously acknowledged the impetus to get started was the prodding back then from Nicolette Davey, right, who left us for the Financial Times in London and is now with the Baw Baw Shire Council in Victoria-how lucky are they?) and Susan Timmins (still here, no escape for her). They insisted I ditch the occasional client newsletter in favour of a more contemporary communication channel. I'm still resisting other prods for the tweet and similar things.
Another trend may be telling: the number of posts in the last three years went from a high 440, to 358 to 260 last year.
Importantly and despite lots of necessary qualifications, the laws and government transparency are better than in 2006, and open government these days involves discussion of a wide range of issues that weren't being talked about then.