Good 2011, guys! Thanks for coming back.
Before we jump right back into the swing of things (with, no doubt, our most successful year yet), we just wanted to take a second to take the temperature of this blog, see where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.
In early 2010 we set the goal of 365 posts in 365 days. Well…that didn’t happen. But the benefit of setting the bar high is that even when you fail, you can still be proud of what you’ve accomplished. And we are proud of our 2010, drafting 260 new posts (so, if you average that out, we posted just about once per weekday, which is a decent pace. Good job, us!). Even more impressive, and reassuring, is that in the last four months, when we were finally able to spend more time with this blog, we uploaded about 180 posts. And that was with the holidays and a week vacation (and a blizzard). So, if we can keep that up, 365 in 365 should be a reality in 2011. Unless we get drafted.
In addition to an encouraging 2010, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made it to 400 posts! After a really slow start, we sprinted from 300 to 400 in just a matter of months. At that clip, 500 will not be far behind. And you can expect that celebration to be a BLOW OUT.
And what else can you expect in 2011? Well, we need to do more than just meet our personal challenge from last year. First off, we hope to eclipse our single busiest day, which actually happened a year ago this Thursday (apparently people really wanted to read about The State that day). Secondly, we hope to get the Jumped the Snark name out on other sites, a mission we’ve already begun with our recent Tony Danza piece. And, thirdly, we hope to roll out a series of new weekly and semi-regular features like “Classic Survivor Clip” and “Reginald VelJohnson in a Uniform.” We have a lot of ideas, a lot of ambition, and a lot of free time. Let’s make 2011 the year that Jumped the Snark FINALLY overtakes Facebook.
In honor of reaching 400 posts, please enjoy a clip from Francios Traffaut’s coming-of-age classic The 400 Blows: