Wow. I wrote a blog for a whole year. And I wrote a lot. And I hope you enjoyed it! I managed to get several big things done -- two papers I worked on came out last year. Some things never got done: cleaning my office (ok, I did manage to get rid of one box).
When I started I had no idea if I could maintain the writing. And I really had no idea what I would write about, or if I could come up with enough topics to write about. I look back at some of my initial posts and I can see my writing style has changed. I'd like to think it got better of the time (practice??). My spelling has entertained at least a few of you, I know.
For those of you considering starting a blog, I encourage it! It turns out we all have about 1000 ideas a day that we think of and forget. The blog is a perfect place to write some of them down. And sometimes it turns out to be a perfect place to vent (e.g. the whole Intelligent Design/Creationism thing -- when I first posted that I had no idea I felt that strongly about it at all!).
I will certainly continue to blog. It isn't clear to me yet if I will be using this address or forced to move to some other address. If I have to move, I will certainly leave a pointer in this blog!
Now, some thanks. First, thanks to everyone who read this blog! And especially to those who left comments! And thanks to my extended family for giving me encouragement, and thanks to my wife for, well, being my wife and also pointing out when I made a really bad spelling mistake. ;-) Thanks to all the other Quantum Diarists; it was a lot of fun -- especially running into each other at conferences, etc. And especially thanks to everyone back at Fermilab who organized this (and kept the front page of the QD up to date!). I know it was a lot of work keeping us all in line and "doing the right thing" -- but it was worth it!
Everyone have a fantastic New Year!