There is really not a lot to say at this point; I believe I have said enough, and I’m sure that you would agree.
I am grateful for every single reader that has ever read anything on this blog, and those that actually returned for seconds (or more), a truly remarkable act of kindness and patience, there are no words that suffice or qualify your readership, except — again — thank you.
This is the single greatest project I have ever worked on, and it lasted much, much longer than I would have ever imagined.2 Some of my favorite posts were those that were somewhat self-reflective, those in which I courageously tore away the veil that was politics (my first and lasting love), and discussed the act — or as I call it, the art — of blogging,3 and nothing is more revelatory than A Blogger Manifesto, in which I confess, and its earnest continuation, Part Two. (The third installment will never be released, although it is mostly written, and I assure you it’s captivating.)
The world is flat, they once said. But they were wrong, unless you consider a polar surface to be flat, in which case, they were right. I’m a fan of Cartesian space, do not get me wrong, and I always assume Euclidean geometry, for simplicity, but in some cases, the two do not represent reality.
I think that says everything about me and this blog (and my writing) in as concise a way as is humanly possible.5
This blog did not take me to the promised land, but it was me (for better and, admittedly, for worse) — it was what I thought, how I felt, and what I did (although I probably did just that for just too long). This blog was a rambling rant, a coherent analysis, a fantastical wonderment. It is what it is; now, what it was. And it’s been fun.6
— Jeff, a blogger. [27 July 2009]Notes
- A senate term. ↩
- This blog could have continued in perpetuity, but that is not the point. Everything comes to an end. It is true. It’s an “intuitive rule in physics and mathematics,” and I have long argued that this blog conforms to the laws of physics. ↩
- Blogging about blogging itself, almost metastasized meta, in a way, of sorts. ↩
- This blog reached 2925 posts. My baseball post on three thousand not being important was a metaphor for this blog not reaching that next plateau (however artificial that threshold may be). When you push aside all the fluff posts — a considerably-large number — I’d be nearing two thousand, not three, maybe fifteen hundred substantive posts. ↩
- Humanly possible. ↩
- If I had to do it all over again, I’d only do it slightly different, and I mean that in a big way. ↩
- I obviously retain the right to return, and provide additional commentary or announce the release of my book. That goes without saying, except it is said. ↩