It’s easy to start things. It’s hard to finish them. But here we are, in 2013, and it’s time to say goodbye to The Daily Ping.
When we started this little site in 2000. It was just a few days past the turn of the millennium (or not — remember when people argued about that incessantly?) and we had no idea what to expect. We did this before blogs, Facebook, YouTube, the iPhone, and Wikipedia existed. And really all we ever wanted to do was have a little fun every day. We kept that up for a good long time.
In its recent years, though, the Ping entered adolescence and boy, you know how awkward that can be. It started to see the world and consider its place in the world. And by no coincidence, both of us started to build families. Hold jobs. Appear on television. Eat fewer Oreos. All of that stuff. At one point we disliked missing a post at a certain time each day, but by the end we were both playing catch up on previous days and sometimes even months. Younger us was (were?) starting to really hate older us.
So we talked it out this year and decided that the site would be best served without a daily schedule. That’s right: The Daily Ping is no longer and, in its place, we now present The Yearly Ping. Well, soon we will. We’ve got until January to get it online.
Once a year, Ryan and I will write an entry about a topic. As was the case with The Daily Ping, Ryan will write in odd-numbered years and Paul will write in even-numbered years. We’ll be writing something every January 6th, in honor of the launch date of The Daily Ping.
All of this is well and good of course, but the site wouldn’t have been possible without a great audience of devotees – especially those of you who bought boxer shorts from our CafePress store. Thank you for reading and supporting our toilet fixation.
Hugs & Kisses,
Paul & Ryan
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