Wow! Thank you for making this the blog’s best birthday week!

Posted: 11:12 pm EDT
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I went away for a bit and when I came back, the Go Diplopundit 2016 campaign was fully funded the morning of March 8.  I did not think it was going to happen today or if it was going to happen at all. But it did.  You folks are amazing closers!  You saved me from having to do my adult coloring books for the next 24 hours while the campaign is winding down!  Instead, I’m like the Bee Gees singing ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive … Hey, that’s only from 1977, okay?

Diplopundit’s first blogpost went up on March 11, 2008 in good, old Blogger. It was about a health care proposal that would have extended health coverage for the children of federal employees. That seems so long ago, doesn’t it?  4,809 blogposts later and 2,932,705 hits from the WordPress’ tally, the blog gets to live another day. This is the blog’s birthday week, so best birthday ever it turns out!

I wrote that perhaps something marvelous will happen. And something marvelous did happen today. My thanks go to over 450 readers who made this possible. The blog is still here because you’re here.  Thank you for making Diplopundit a part of your day and for making sure that we can go on for another year. My thanks also go to the friends of the blog who spent time and energy rallying, both in public and in private, the various parts of the community to come out and support our efforts.  Without all of you, this would have been an impossible task.

I hope to finish writing the thank you notes to everyone in the next couple of days.  For now, sharing below one of the most beautiful Beatles songs. This one is from 1965 and was called “a little piece of art work” by John Lennon. If you want to listen to the superb version from our favorite ginger, click here for Ed Sheeran’s.