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From the Bottom of My Heart

To be honest I’m at a loss for words right now as I try and reflect on the year that was. This website, and more importantly the community that’s developed around it, has simply been extraordinary. I can’t tell you all what it means to me that you find my thoughts interesting enough to read and comment on. To say I’m inspired by all of you is an understatement and I want to take this chance to thank you.

So . . .

Thank you.

Thank you for being there when I needed you.

Thank you for making me feel special.

Thank you for inspiring me to write and think at a higher level than I ever have.

Thank you for opening doors for me.

Thank you for your emails that just say hello.

Thank you for your comments that are often better thought through than the post they’re attached to.

Thank you for linking to this site and telling others you know that it’s worth reading.

Thank you for showing up for coffee at 8am.

Thank you for saying such nice things about me.

Thank you for introducing me to other people as brilliant as yourselves.

Thank you for writing your own blogs.

But most importantly, thank you for being a friend. For me this was the year that my online world met my offline world. I’ve had countless drinks, coffees and dinners with you all and I look forward to many more. The people I’ve met over the last twelve months as a direct and indirect result of this site have all been spectacular. When I started NoahBrier.com two-and-a-half years ago I never imagined it would be the catalyst for so many great things.

For that I am forever indebted to all of you.

Thanks again and have a wonderful 2007.

December 31, 2006