Wow, has it really been three years since I wrote my first piece for Wizbang?
Three years since Jay Tea, occasional commenter and frequent winner of caption contests (admittedly, when the competition was considerably less fierce), was transmogrified into Jay Tea, commentator.
Three years, 2600+ pieces.
Seems just like yesterday I was observing posting #2000, but even that was nigh on a year ago.
I find myself occasionally stuck for material, or readily distracted with other pursuits, or just not in the mood to put up the three pieces a day that is my informal quota, but I never — never — entertained the notion of quitting. It took most of my life for technology and society to catch up with me, to develop the perfect medium for me to express my thoughts and indulge my interests, and I ain’t hanging it up any time soon.
May the wailing and gnashing of teeth and rending of garments commence.
To all the commenters, to all the lurking readers, to my fellow authors here past and present, to the numerous other bloggers I’ve had the privilege of coming to know, and especially to Kevin who gave me my break here, my profoundest thanks. It’s been a hell of a ride so far, and it might get a little slow every now and then, it ain’t stopping any time soon.