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Six Months Later

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Unless you were surfing the Interwebs particularly late on the evening of October 1, 2008, the first time any of you likely saw this site was six months ago today. Since then, we have logged nearly 33,000 hits -- not a terribly impressive number by the blogosphere's standard, but not too bad for an SEC blog that started in the middle of one of the worst football seasons the league has experienced in some time.

I'm not going to lie to you: I think we've done pretty well here -- myself, Year 2 and a couple of others here and there along the way -- and I think you, the readers/commenters have been wonderful. But I'm not satisfied yet. I won't be until this is one of the most vibrant SEC communities on the Web, and with some of the recent improvements to the already spectacular SBN platform and a major push to promote the site over the summer, we'll be working toward that goal.

As part of that effort, and as we do periodically, this is your open thread for suggestions. (I know, I know, basketball -- if you know any good bloggers willing to shoulder the load, let us know.) Do you like Sprints, our daily news feature, or not? What have been your favorite posts? Is there a particular type of feature you would like to see?

It's not just lip service when I say this is your blog, too -- we're just the inmates running this asylum. Any suggestions (offered constructively, of course) are welcome.

Mostly, though, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank each and every one of you for the contributions, complaints and corrections of my sleep-deprived mistakes.

You are the ones that make whatever time and energy we put into this effort worth it.