Festive CrackerHey, there, my much-neglected but ever-beloved readers.

I’ve been having a quiet, and largely offline, Christmas with my family, and have been enjoying the break from all things bloggy. But I couldn’t let 2007, the first year where my working life has been largely centred around blogging, pass without one last post.

First of all, thank you all for reading, linking and commenting. It’s something of a cliché, but this blog really has changed my life and is continuing to do so all the time. Having a place where I can express ideas, discuss them and, yes, have them challenged is invaluable to me, especially as I try to communicate those ideas to other journalists. And the regulars here have been a huge part of that.

Thank you. I owe you all a drink. But, uh, not until I’ve paid off the Christmas debts, OK?

In the meantime, you can catch me guest posting on Deep Muck Big Rake and experimenting with a more essayist style of blogging over on Coffee & Complexity. And then you can catch me back here with my agenda for 2008 tomorrow.

In the meantime, a very Happy Hogmanay and a Fantastic New Year to everyone who has shared the last year’s journey with me here on this blog. May 2008 bring you every happiness.