I started BEN 13 years ago in October of 1998. At that time, I sent out 25-30 emails. Today, some 350+ editions later, we have 3000+ readers on our email list and about 1000 visitors a month to the website. Check out the evolution of BEN. Below is an archive of BEN from October 1998 to 2006 (the first 250 editions before we went to the blog format). Pretty neat link, especially if you care about Alabama's environment and it's history.