The signs have been there for some time. All you have to do is look at the numbers. I'm not even sad about it.
That's right, it's the end of 2014.
What, you thought I was closing down the blog? Ha, you wish! Sure my posting has been sporadic at best and this month, damn near non-existent. That doesn't mean I've lost the desire to keep posting. It's just a fact of life with this new schedule. I do have a plan in place to bump up the posting again and I'm actually resolving to post at least 20 times per month starting on January 1st. That seems like a fairly modest number, but considering I haven't hit 20 posts in a month since March, I think it's a good goal to set.
I thought about doing one of those "Year in Review" posts, but this wasn't my best year blogging. I only have (counting this one) 172 posts this year. That's the lowest since I started in 2009 and that was only three months! I did manage to pick up all of Nolan Ryan's early cards, including his Rookie Card, at amazing prices. I also hit 2000 posts and got Topps to donate a box of cards to giveaway! That was, without a doubt, my best giveaway ever.
Speaking of giveaways, I finally won something on Twitter. @BB_Essential offered up a great prize and I was fortunate enough to win!
This is what showed up in the mail I had no idea @BB_Essential cared so much. *Blushing*
The prize was something I'll always display proudly! It is an official ball autographed by Will Clark. As most of you know, and Night Owl despises, Will Clark is my favorite player.
I was shocked that I won, but so happy to win something I'll actually enjoy. Many thanks to @BB_Essential for the ball.
Most of all, thanks to all of you that are still writing blogs, still reading blogs, and still sending me packages! Resolution #2 is to get all caught up on mailing cards!
Happy New Year everyone!