Iâ€™ve got to come clean. Last year, sometime around Christmas, I hit the official 200 Posts mark at this site. I started this gig in late January 2006 and I recall being sufficiently impressed that I had written 200 posts in less than two years. Intoxicated by my middling success, I offered up the following foolish boast:
â€œâ€¦I also managed to continue my exploration of The Ed Zone. Iâ€™ve crested 200+ articles in less than two years and have 300 in my sites by the time we meet again next year. I offer up this promise. If I hit that magic number, Iâ€™ll don a toga and do my best King Leonidas impression which Iâ€™ll insure is captured by my trusted web master (and best comrade Sean) on video and placed on this site for the whole world to see.â€
Well, here we are. This is #290. We are a mere 10 Posts away from that high water mark. And I intend to make good on my promise.
As you read this, I am scouring every costume shop, bath house and LinensÂ n’ Things for the perfect toga and beard combo. The batteries are charged and the camera ready to etch a record of my fierce proclamation for all of cyberspace to enjoy.
Originally, I had planned to mark 300 with a simple one-offÂ piece celebrating my Top 10 favorite entries of the last three years. It was through that research of the archives, that I found my declaration thatÂ prompted me to change course. Thus, Iâ€™ve devised a new plan.
I will run my Top 10 Favorite Posts (one a day) once we have crested the 300 mark.Â Call itÂ a celebration of imminent carpal tunnel syndrome. To insure these later posts are considered new entries and not merely reprints, Iâ€™ll likely preface each one with a few lines about why that particular entry looms large for me.
Kicking everything off will be post #300.Â I’ve got a number of topics rattling around my brain pan which should help me fill the space between now and then. My guess is I should have 10 posts up within the next few weeks. The stage will then be set for a very special video presentation. If youâ€™re marking your calendars â€“ I would make sure you tune in on a regular basis starting in mid-October (just after Columbus Day), as I have a sneaking suspicion that will be theÂ week the real magic happens.