Monday, December 7, 2015

Four years


"Dime Boxes" is four years old today.

My first post was written on this very night in 2011 after I got a wild impulse to try my hand at something called blogging.

Obviously, year four hasn't gone as smoothly as I'd hoped. I've been mired in a long hiatus from the blog for the first time, and, though it hurts a little to say this, I haven't missed blogging as much as I thought I would. But I think that's more a product of simply not having time to miss the blog.

I still read and comment on other blogs when I can, and that's every bit as much of a thrill as it was four years ago. I've been receiving a good amount of PWEs/packages during my vacation, and I've done my best to return the favor in ample time. (I still have yet to return fire on a few, which I'm planning on doing soon.)

So, yes, in terms of the blog, year four didn't go as well as I'd hoped. But I'm still collecting at a furious pace. (Although the sorting/organizing has, of course, taken a hit, which means a whole lot of cards stacked up on my living room table.)

This is my finals week at school, which means that some extra time should be opening up in the next month or so during my winter break. I have the contents of a card show, two Just Commons orders, and many trades from both before and during my hiatus to post about, so I'm hoping to return to at least a somewhat consistent blogging schedule in the near future.

Until then, I'd like to thank everyone who has read and supported this crazy little blog during its existence. "Dime Boxes" probably wouldn't be here celebrating a four-year anniversary without you.

Here's hoping that year five of "Dime Boxes" goes a little better than year four did.

20 comments:

Tony L. said...

We'll be here when you are ready to return. After four years of blogging, it doesn't hurt to get a bit of a battery recharge!

Adam said...

Cheers Nick! Here's to another four more!

shoeboxlegends said...

Congrats on four great years Nick!

Tony Burbs said...

Congrats on four years of insightful and entertaining blogging! Here's hopin' to read more of your work in the near future.

Tim B. said...

I'm glad you followed through on that impulse four years ago. Without your blog, I may not have discovered many of the others and probably wouldn't have started my own almost one year ago. Congrats and thanks!

Julie Owens said...

Your blog is one of the best out there. I do hope you find the desire and opportunity to return but heck, you deserve a break! Congrats on four years. That certainly speaks to your commitment level and determination. Thanks Nick!

Hackenbush said...

Happy 4 year anniversary!

Daniel Wilson said...

Congrats on 4 years Nick! Can't wait for your regular posts to return, but completely understand your need for a break. We'll all be here when you come back.

Stealing Home said...

Happy birthday to dime boxes and congrats to you.
The cardosphere goes on and it will still be here when you're ready to return.
Good luck with all of the adventures before you!

shlabotnikreport said...

Happy anniversary!

Greg Zakwin said...

Happy 4th!

P-town Tom said...

4 more years! 4 more years! (chanting as though you're up for re-election)

Matthew Scott said...

Congrats on four. Good luck on finals and enjoy your winter break.

Mark Hoyle said...

Job well done Nick. Congrats on the four years

Brian said...

Happy Anniversary!

majpasqua said...

Well done! Congrats on 4 years of stellar blogging!!

Big Tone said...

Congrats,Nick ;)

Sport Card Collectors said...

Congrats! Keep up the great work! I will be hitting that milestone in March :)

Ana Lu said...

Congrats Nick! So happy for you! You do such a great job running the blog! All the best.

Swing And A Pop-up said...

I'm a little late on this, but congrats!