Wednesday, June 29, 2016

this blog has officially consumed a decade of my life

I like how the buildings frame the sky this morning (clouds, contrails).
It's official: this blog is ten years old. In that time, I (and many guest contributors) have written 1700 blog posts, while you (the readers) have written over 6500 comments, and given us millions of pageviews. This blog has outlived eight moves, about a half-dozen relationships, fourteen(ish) jobs, three computers, and two bikes. It has changed my life in a really profound way that I could have never imagined when I first sat down at my computer one summer night in 2006.

So now what? For starters, I'm still writing, albeit much less frequently, but you can still get frequent updates about Silver Spring and Montgomery County (and yours truly) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can find me writing about design and transportation stuff as a contributing editor to Washingtonian and occasionally at other places, like CityLab and Montgomery Magazine. And I'm always looking for new ways to cause trouble in Montgomery County with the Action Committee for Transit and One Montgomery.

Here's to another decade (am I really committing to this?) but in the meantime, let's drink. Stay tuned for an announcement about some kind of JUTP happy hour.


Webb Smedley said...

Thanks for a decade if insights and efforts to promote a better built environment. Sometimes change comes slowly (speaking as a 30 year Silver Spring resident) but these are exciting g times for our little city. Keep up the good work!

Tina said...

Weighing in late .... but a HUGE Congratulations, Dan!! Thank you for JUTP!! Love it!

S. Chapman said...

Thanks so much for taking me back home every time I read JUTP