If you’re astute enough to notice I’m posting at this ungodly hour, well, that’s because I’m leaving to catch a flight out west at a just slightly less ungodly hour. I’m squeezing in a mini-vacay with some high school buddies to celebrate one’s sixtieth birthday. I’ll be back in Atlanta Sunday evening.
I will have Internet access, so I will be able to keep an eye on things here. Blogging may be a little limited, so behave while I’m gone, you scamps.
You guys have email questions about a couple of topics, I have answers (sort of, anyway).
- Mumme Poll. Yeah, tidefan and I are looking at bringing the old girl back for another season. There’s a new tweak we may introduce for 2015, which would be to adopt a format closer to true approval voting. Instead of requiring everyone to fill out an eight-team ballot, you would be free to select as many or as few teams as you think are worthy.
- GTP tailgate. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, but it sounds like there’s enough interest for us to have an encore. The logical game for that would be South Carolina, with its 6PM start.
I’d like your feedback on both. Please let me know what you think in the comments. If I gauge there’s insufficient interest in either, I’d rather know now than spend a lot of time planning for something that’ll flop.
The first full month I operated this blog, I averaged 98 hits a day. (No, that wasn’t family and friends.) So if you’d have walked up to me back then and said one day I’d see the GTP counter turn twenty five million, I’m sure I would have blinked and said something profound like, “er, what?”.
Needless to say, I’m immensely gratified, albeit more than a little surprised, to have pulled that off here. It’s a blink of an eye for some of the big blogs out there, but it’s a pretty good showing for a small fish in a small pond.
I couldn’t have done it without you guys showing up and showing up again. (And clicking on the occasional ad while you’re here, too.) I appreciate every one of you who visits, whether you share your wisdom in the comments section, or just stop by to read what’s on my mind. Hope you’ll keep coming back.
Thank you. Really.
Remind me never to mention here when I’m going to be out for the day. Especially when I’m going to be at a place that bans Internet access.
Today’s trollfest may be the single most embarrassing comment thread in the history of the blog. But I think order has been restored. At least for the moment.
Just something prompted by a comment today, from Mayor, where he politely asked about a matter not related to the post: would it help if I put up an Open Thread post for everyone to ask random questions, say, once a week or so?
Visits at GTP in January and February managed to reach the million mark. That is amazing to me.
Thanks to all of you for the attention.
The season comes to an end, so now it’s time to crown our bowl pick ’em winner. No tiebreaker on this one:
STANDINGS for WEEK 1
Tie Breaker Game
Congrats to . You met the challenge and can lord it over us all offseason.
Until next time, peeps.