When 2013 began, I never imagined I’d be setting up my own consumer news service. But the year was full of surprises, opportunities, a successful book launch, and some disappointments. It all cleared the way for this exciting change. As New Year’s approaches, I’m proud to say that 50,000 people have now visited this site, and I’m thrilled that we are keeping the Red Tape Chronicles alive, along with the spirit of consumers helping consumers to make the world a little bit more fair.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every click. Every day I receive some note of encouragement or outrage, and every one inspires me to keep going. I’ll try to do even better for you next year, when I hope this site can grow in popularity, and more important, influence. We often cover topics that other sites miss, so if there’s a consumer issue you feel is being missed, please let me know by emailing bob @ bobsullivan dot net.
Also, a huge thank you to Kim Carney, designer extraordinaire and friend of a too-generous heart, who’s emergency assistance really made this site possible.
Here are my 10 most popular stories from 2013. Note, I only began publishing in September, so the list covers only those months. And these aren’t the most popular stories in all tech/consumer world — they are the Red Tape stories that you readers clicked on most often.
Top 10 stories from 2013