I am writing an extensive 5th anniversary overview of my blog's history but me being me, it's taking longer than expected and doesn't look like it will make it up before midnight. Thus, I want to post some sort of acknowledgement on the day itself and here we are.
The official anniversary post will be up before morning, but in the meantime I want to thank anyone reading this for, well, reading this. When I began my blog it was entirely for myself and very much under the assumption I'd probably never find any readers. I am extremely gratified by the people who have discovered and enjoyed my work over the years, whether they are lurkers, commentators, or sporadic visitors. Thanks for making me feel like my efforts are worthwhile.
I've seen peers of mine post the most under-the-radar acknowledgements of their own anniversaries - perhaps a sentence slipped in to an otherwise irrelevant post. God bless 'em, but that's not my style. Embarrassing as it may be to admit, this blog has been my proudest accomplishment of the past five years and I intend to celebrate its birthday with appropriate pomp. If you are skittish about such self-absorption, feel free to tune out, but do return - I expect that within a week or two I will be posting more regularly, not just with my viewing/reading/listening diary as I have been lately, but with actual reviews.
Today I've hit a significant signpost on the road, but the path continues, heading into the horizon as far as the eye can see. Thanks for walking with me some of the way.