I just noticed that German Joys is close to getting its 100,000th hit. I don't know exactly how Typepad measures hits (apparently there are several different ways, all of which are controversial). But, in any event, I'm grateful for them.
I've enjoyed writing this blog, and I'm grateful for the comments and feedback. I see blogging a little bit like bartering. You don't do it for money, but rather for the immaterial rewards. The first, of course, is ego gratification. However, through this blog, I've gotten to know plenty of interesting new people, and learned about bands, websites, books to read, and various pieces of cultural trivia. I will hope to continue the blog as my schedule permits, and hope you'll continue to check in from time to time.