A personal milestone

A bit over 2 years ago, I wrote up a couple of thoughts I had been kicking around for a while and submitted them to this web site where I had been regularly entering (and often winning) caption contests. I was curious to see if anything I had to say would be better received than my steady stream of fart jokes.

I was flabbergasted when the guy who ran the blog offered me a temporary gig as a “guest-poster” while he took some personal time off. I hesitated about accepting it, procrastinating until the opportunity nearly passed, but finally sent in my acceptance. At the time, I was unsure I could come up with more than one or two pieces a week, and didn’t want to commit myself to something I was halfway certain to fail at.

Well, that “guest poster” title eventually morphed into “contributing editor,” and then one day became “section editor.” That little blog where I polished my fart jokes has evolved into a top-ten blog(according to TTLB’s Ecosystem). I’ve found myself quoted by the BBC, CNN, Gary Trudeau of Doonesbury, and interviewed by a real-live columnist for a real-live newspaper.

All this for a self-described “nobody from nowhere with a nothing job and no life.” If I submitted my resume’ to those places, they wouldn’t hire me as a janitor.

Well, some time in the last week or two, I wrote my 2,000th piece for Wizbang. (There have been a few pieces I’ve been reluctant to count, and a couple lost to the aether.) I’ve made some good friends, a few enemies (worthy and un-), and in general had one hell of a time.

It’s been one amazing ride, and largely because of you readers. You’re a huge part of why I keep plugging away here, and intend to keep on at it for the foreseeable future.

My sincerest thanks to all of you.

(Even you, mantis.)

The Joe and Val Story Remains the Same
Sheehan and McKinney


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