I plan to do some predicting and evaluations of my previous predicting this weekend, but I wanted to get out a happy New Year message to all five of you who read Marque’s Letters!
Seriously though, while this year’s politics and current events have been grim and troubling in many respects, I’ve had a lot of fun chronicling them and giving my opinions thereon throughout the year. Despite about six months of total hiatus for various reasons, Marque’s Letters topped 5,000 views in its brief history sometime around Halloween, and we’re almost to 6,000 as I write this. One of the big reasons for those numbers is the terrific reaction to this post, probably my favorite of the year and one that WordPress chose to spotlight for a few days. If my words served to remind a few folks of the profound human achievement of peaceful revolution against communism in 1989, I couldn’t be more pleased.
More important to me, though, are the 250+ comments the blog has received in its brief (18-month) life. The lion’s share came from my insightful blogmates, including Chuck at Head Muscle, the guys at American Missive, and Maine. Each of these guys’ blogs are worthy of your regular attention, and I value their faithful readership and comments greatly. The other folks who drop by and contribute to the conversation are just as appreciated, and all the fresh perspectives and opportunities for informed debate are exactly why I keep on bloggin’.
Thanks for all your support and insight in 2009, and I hope you keep reading and contributing in 2010. May God bless America in this new year.
— the Management