I have been having an internal discussion about writing this post for some time. It began several posts ago, but for the last couple of days I have been forced into a position where I have to decide – one way or another – and the decision would be permanent either way.
Of course, it is obvious what I have concluded – as the post is here.
This marks the one-thousandth post at this blog.
As many of you know, bionic’s life began at the Daily Bell more than six years ago – and I will always look back on that time and those days with great pleasure. Shortly thereafter, this blog was born. Writing (and posting publicly) has forced me to try to capture my thoughts in a logical manner – one of my main objectives when I began this endeavor.
Another objective was to refine and expand my thoughts and ideas – and to be open to change when I found I was on a bad path. A third was as a motivator to learn. Finally, if my writing could motivate even a handful of people to reconsider something – anything – this would be the cherry on top.
I know the blog has received wider attention due to others who have picked up my work and posted it elsewhere. First and foremost in this is Lew Rockwell – something like 250 or so of the posts here have also been republished at LRC. Alex Jones has run several pieces as well. Recently Jacob Hornberger has also picked up a few pieces.
There have been others – Reformed Libertarian and Lions of Liberty come to mind. One article was published as a Mises Daily. I have even been interviewed once – by the Political Badger!
However, the best thing that has come out of my decision is the feedback from many of you – more than 5,000 comments to date (albeit, some of these are my own replies – more opportunities for me to learn and think critically).
Many of you have been around since the Daily Bell days – the first year or two at that site offered one of the most intelligent and dynamic comment sections to be found anywhere (let alone at an open site), and I am pleased and humbled that you continue to contribute here.
But for all of you – those who comment, those who are new, those who have been around from the beginning, and those who read and never say a word – thank you!