I took over editing BrentfordTW8.com at the end of 2008.
The previous editor, Matt Harmer, had become Labour councillor for Brentford ward and was too busy, as well as it being a conflict of interests.
At the end of 2008 we had 1,374 newsletter subscribers and January 2009 had 5,342 unique users (according to Smarter Stats).
Since then we moved to Google Analytics which produced a temporary dip in figures and the current month to beat is October 2013 with 12,372 unique users.
Newsletter subscribers at the end of 2013 number 2,467 so it has almost doubled in the five years since I took over.
The aim is that nothing takes place in Brentford without getting mentioned on the site, before, after or during. I’ll never achieve that but get closer.