Presidential Power one year on

This time last year Presidential Power went live for the first time. Since then, we have received more than 30,000 hits. Thank you for visiting us and for returning.

Over the last year the Presidential Power family has grown in size. We have been joined by a number of new contributors, allowing us to cover more areas and more countries in-depth. As the manager of the blog, and the person who organises the schedule, I would like to thank all of the contributors for giving up their time. In addition, we have also been joined by a number of guest contributors. Again, I would like to thank everyone for contributing and for allowing us to cover a wider range of issues than we would otherwise have done.

As many of you know, we also have a Facebook Page. We started on Facebook at the same time as we started the blog here. We now have well over 400 Facebook likes. Again, thanks to everyone who follows us there. We are also on Twitter where we have over 250 followers, including a number of presidential offices.

Over the year, we have added to our suite of Presidential Power offerings. We are now on Tumblr. This is where we post pictures of presidential places to provide some context to the stories we report. We are also on Pinterest. This site acts like a virtual reading list for presidents, presidential/legislative relations, and presidential elections. We hope you find these resources useful. You can follow us on both.

In the months that come, we will be adding to our set of resources. Coming very soon we will be adding a new page that provides the largest and, we think, most reliable set of cross-national presidential power scores that currently exists.

We are still looking to recruit more regular contributors and we will also be asking people to write more guest posts. If you would like to contribute a guest post, then please contact me (robert.elgie@dcu.ie). There is not always the space to include every suggested post, but please do not be afraid to ask.

The same point applies generally. if there is something that you would like to see on the site, or if there is a topic that you would like to be covered, then please just get in touch.

We will begin regular blogging again tomorrow. In the meantime, thank you again for your interest and support.

Robert Elgie

PS I would like to thank Philipp Köker for renewing the header for the blog.

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