In the geologic time scale, five years isn’t very long. In the real estate blog time scale, it’s an eon or so.
A lot has changed in this space in the last five years. Long gone are the days when all the real estate bloggers pretty much knew each other on a personal basis. Heck, now there could be some guy down the block with a real estate blog and I might not even know it existed.
I could take a stroll down memory lane, and recount some soaring highs and staggering lows of the last five years. But I suspect you, oh avid reader, would find that horrifically boring.
Instead, I’ll just say “Thank you”. There are too many people to list individually that have helped me, influenced me, and guided me through the last five years. You know (hopefully) who you are. There are two people I do need to expressly thank, for without them none of this ever would have worked.
To my wife Francy ”“ thank you for putting up with the questions, the cursing, and the time it takes to research and write. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say I’ve spent a few thousand hours on this beast, and that is time away from you and the family. Thanks for being a sounding board for individual articles and for keeping me in check when I need it. You contribute far more to TPREG than anyone realizes.
To the readers ”“ thanks for being here, contributing in the comments (or not), putting up with the occasional rant and more than occasional lousy article. Without you, writing into a void would soon grow old. You are greatly appreciated, and as always if there is something you’d like to see here, some way I can make this a better place for you, don’t hesitate to let me know. You are the reason I do this. Thank you, from the bottom if my heart.