Thank you for reading TedQuarters

This is the 5,000th post published to this site since it launched in Oct. 2009. I don’t know why I felt the need to note it here, as I typically don’t have much time for milestones and didn’t even notice when I passed any earlier mark. But for whatever reason, I saw this one coming from a couple hundred posts away. Let us mark the occasion with a celebratory photograph:

In all seriousness, thank you for reading TedQuarters. Though I’m a rather vain dude — site’s called TedQuarters – it is pretty crazy to me that there’s a non-zero number of Mets fans outside of my immediate family who care to read about what I ate for lunch yesterday. I appreciate it. I enjoy this part of this job very much and I am reasonably proud of some of the material I’ve produced for this site, and I know from my history that I would not bother keeping it up if I didn’t know that people were reading.

Also, for what it’s worth: The goal here has never been quantity. But by my best estimate, in terms of word count this site’s archive is in length somewhere between War and Peace and In Search of Lost Time. Tolstoy couldn’t lean on Q&A posts for content, though.

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