(Note: The title of this post? It's from this little blog's very first post.)
It's been one heck of a year. At least, as of 7:30 PM, it will have been.
That's when this little blog will officially be one year old.
Yes, one year ago today, this little blog was born. We've had some fun. We've had some disappointments. But mostly, we've been surprised by the outpouring of support we've received from you ... and from other blogs.
I've been looking back over some of the first posts we made here. When we started, my thoughts were to have one post a day. And we've done that. And then some.
I'm not a genius, but I'm smart enough to know that the writing here isn't all that good. At least, not when it's me doing the writing. The guests that show up from time-to-time bring two things: quality, and visitors.
The most amazing thing to me is the number of blogs that link here. Did all those sites lose a bet or something? But a lot link here.
Remember the noise made when NZ Bear decided to quit counting TrackBacks in the Ecosystem rankings? I wondered how much of an impact it would have. Well, so far, we've dropped a net 6 spots in the Ecosystem: #39 on November 14 to #45 on December 8. Sure, Bear has some more adjustments to make. But so far, as things settle down, it looks like this little blog is going to wind up in the top 50 for now.
And that amazes me. The Ecosystem ranking isn't because of TrackBacks! It's because people are linking here for ... Lord knows why!
But I'm glad they do. I'm thrilled to be just a mouse-click away from readers of some of the best writing by some of the best people in the world. I don't understand it, but I certainly appreciate it.
Like I said, this has been one heckuva year. Heck, it's been my favorite year. Thank you.