I’m not so good with remembering things. Like dates, for instance! And so it came to pass that I was sitting here this morning thinking about the list of things I need to get done today, all of which involve expanding Skepchick into a bigger, better site, and I thought about how this blog started as a silly side project with just me posting once a day about whatever popped into my head. And then I realized that it was in the winter when I started it . . . the winter of, what was it? 2005? No, the Skepchick monthly zine started in 2005, so 2006 maybe? Oh screw it, I logged in and checked the archives.
Oh! It was February 12, 2006. Darwin Day, though I hadn’t realized it at the time. So really, we’ve been celebrating the anniversary every year with awesome contests. By accident.
So I realized that this blog has been regularly updated (nearly daily) for five years. Five years! That’s like fifty years in Internet time.
Apparently 5-year anniversaries are traditionally honored with the gift of wood, which just makes the jokes way too easy, so let’s not go there. The modern gift is silverware, which is appropriate for our baking contest this year but still, unnecessary. Instead, please save your gifts for when we launch our redesigned site in the next month or so, when I think I’ll put out a tip jar for those who want to show their appreciation and help pay our hard-working designer a little something.
In the meanwhile, thanks to all of you who have been reading this site all that time, and thanks to all of you who have found us since and stuck around. And especially thanks to the now-dozens of writers who have helped me make the site better, because I never would have been able to keep up that post-a-day pace without going crazy. -Er. Crazier.