Well folks, this is it. The SolidSurfer.com's last post...for now at least. (For anyone unaware, I announced several weeks ago that I was leaving the blogosphere for family and job reasons; here is the goodbye letter.)
Thanks to everyone for reading this blog. I just checked the site visitor tracker, and it has registered over 30,000 unique hits. Not a large number compared to, say, Little Green Footballs, but a very welcome count for the past year and a half.
So what will happen to the site in the future? TheSolidSurfer.com will stay online for the time being. Unfortunately, because our web host (Typepad) is a paid service, I can't guarantee this indefinitely, and so I have passed the website editorship onto a friend who will continue to maintain the Typepad account (i.e. pay the bills) while leaving the content alone for now. Longer term, he may have different plans, including blogging here himself, turning the site into a commerical entity, or any number of other possibilities.
That said, I do wish to preserve the site's content, and have created a new archival site at http://solidsurferarchive.blogspot.com/. It doesn't contain every single post (I had to transfer everything manually, so I copied over only the most noteworthy material), but it's a free site and should remain online indefinitely.
Please feel welcome as well to browse the current site's archives; links to my entire post history can be found in the column at right, including the most relevant posts sorted by category. (Here is a quick link to the very most popular pieces.)
For more news and blogs, see the links in the column at left; all are excellent sites. If you have time to visit only a few, sites I'd recommend for regular reading, divided by topic, are:
Great site with a combination of all of the above: Jewish World Review
Thanks again, and best wishes to you all for a wonderful 2007 and beyond. I have greatly enjoyed running TheSolidSurfer.com, and I hope you have enjoyed reading it just as much.