With the end of both the semester and The Herald’s regular production schedule — and as your adoring editors attempt to get their lives back together and, um, pass their classes and graduate and stuff — we may be slowing down a bit over here at BlogDailyHerald, but never fear! We’ll still be updating regularly and doing our damnedest to give you all the news that’s fit to print put on the internet.
As we wind down and reflect on our first few months of bloggage, it’s time for a few much-needed — if entirely self-indulgent — shout-outs to all those who have made this thing possible:
First, none of this would be possible without our readers. When we started this thing, we had no idea whether it would catch on at all. Now, just a few months later, we’ve been lucky enough to find at least a handful of you who appreciate lowbrow humor, cereal fetishism, drug innuendo and Lady Gaga enough to keep coming back. Thanks for sticking with us, and as always, we encourage you to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what’s working and what’s not, what you’d like to see more of, and what we can do to make this a space for everyone. (And if you want to write for us, holler!!)
Second, our deepest thanks to (web)Master of the Universe Neal Poole for his enthusiasm and hard work; for his constant willingness to humor all of our wildest dreams and most ridiculous requests; for his impossibly good-spirited tech help even when dealing with utter n00bs like us; and for his virtuosic use of emoticons ; -). Neal, we’re not exaggerating in the slightest when we say that none of this would be possible without you. We’d also like to thank 119 for starting us on this wild and crazy journey in the first place, for being some of our first and most dedicated readers, and for generally teaching us everything we know. And finally, to all of our endlessly witty, ceaselessly hard-working and achingly good-looking writers, photogs and editors: you guys are the heart and soul of this thing, and we can’t thank you enough for your humor, your dedication and your eagerness to indulge this little whim and make it even better than any of us could have ever dreamed. It’s been real.
We’d also like to offer a super-special shout-out and the warmest of welcomes to next year’s Managing Editors, Matt Klimerman, Anne Simons and David Winer, who will start taking over the reins shortly. You’re in good hands, readers.