Happy New Year everyone. I'm going to take off now to clean up, run some errands, and party like it's 2008 tonight (oh wait, it IS 2008 tonight!), but I want to thank Cernig for putting this blog together this year, Libby and Fester for being such awesome and insightful colleagues, and all of our readers for making this year so successful. We won a MonkeyFister award, were (briefly) nominated for Best Liberal Blog in the Weblog awards (or something similar... there are so many), and are regularly read by some of the most prominent voices in America's public discourse (I'm only slightly exaggerating there).
So to all of you, friends and strangers, commenters and lurkers, linkers and haters, I say thank you for a wonderful 2007 here at The Newshog. I hope we continue to be an informative and entertaining voice for you in the new year.
It's been quite a year for the Newshoggers, what with going group-blog and all. I couldn't hope for a better bunch of partners - Sha, Libby and Fes have all been simply stellar across the board this year and Eric's drop-in posts have been invaluable analysis for anyone serious about FP issues. My thanks to all of them.
I'd like to echo Sha's thanks to you readers out there with a heartfelt "hell, yeah!" Newshoggers readers are some of the smartest movers and shakers of opinion out there. That's not just our opinion - it's the opinion of the folks at Memeorandum, Technorati, BlogBurst and a small host of other aggregators and trackers. This tiny blog continually hits above its weight when it comes to measuring which blogs help shape political discussion and opinion and that's because of you, the readers, who keep us sharp in comments, send us links and spread the discussion. You rock.
And an especial thanks to the bloggers - A-Listers like Kevin, James, Nico and Larisa as well as hundreds of other truly great thinkers and writers from across the consonants of Blogtopia - who have linked to our posts, advised us in emails and sent some eyes our way.
But we aren't done yet. There will be other changes in 2008 to make The Newshoggers smarter, faster, better. Our secret plans are buried deeper than Dick Cheney's oppo files on leading Dem's sexual fetishes and perversions - but we think you'll like them.
Anyways...it's Hogmanay, and I might lose my Scottish citizenship if I don't go and get fall-down drunk. So for now I will say another hearty "thank you all" and go imbibe a dram or two. I'll be back by the second at the latest.
A Guid new Year Tae Yin An' A'
Warmest Regards, C
From Libby: Let me add my thanks to my incredible partners. Hard to believe it's been almost a year. I'm still just as thrilled to be part of this group as I was the first day I stumbled in here. And thanks to our dear readers and our truly awesome linkers and commenters. I think I learn more from all of you, than you learn from me and I cherish you all like family. Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year to everyone.