I figured since it has now been almost two years, it is probably better to acknowledge something that we all know to be true. This blog is now in heaven, running around with all the other blogs.
I always envisioned the end of this would be something much grander. Something akin to the series finale of The Office or something. But alas, it went out with a whimper. And I had complete control over that, too. And yet, everything remains unsatisfactory. Including the ongoing list, which would likely crown Jim from The Office as the best, in case some of you are still tearing out your hair wondering who the winner was.
This post is an attempt at reclaiming some of that satisfaction. From covers to lists to videos to everything in between, this was the vessel I used to share the things that excited me for a large part of my childhood and adolescence. And I was so happy to do that. And to share it with the over one million people who visited this blog. It was truly delightful.
And you should know, I still do it all. I just don't really share it. I'm still making lists and debating things and heralding my favorite people as heroes (the Adam Richman Is My Hero t-shirt is still worn to this day). But now I'm in college, so it's really for me and the people I talk to. It's hard to then also put it in blog form.
It was truly a delight to engage in this blog. But now, I've gone onto other things, none of which would be possible without this blog. I mean, can't you tell that I clearly am a better writer now? That's because of this blog. I've got a book I'm on the verge of sending too publishers. I just started my own podcast. I've been doing some casual writing over on Medium. It's all still here. It's all still part of me.
I'd provide you all with the links to these projects, but I know the only people who ever truly read this. And I know they already know about these projects. And that's what's really cool.
Through this blog, I met some great people and I shared some things with people I already knew. And even though that Miley Cyrus video from my very first post is removed from YouTube, fear not. Because even though I know some of this stuff might be cringy, I don't care. It's who I was. And it's here forever.
Thank you. My power is no longer beyond your understanding. You understand completely.