The Collected Editions blog celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday. In lieu of flowers, just one request: please leave a comment on this post.
As Collected Editions completes its fifth year, I'd like to take this opportunity to get a real sense of who's out there. I appreciate all our wonderfully vocal commenters, but I know they're just a small fraction of everyone who stops by each week.
So right now, even if you're reading this by email or wouldn't ordinarily comment, please leave a comment on this post. Just say "hi," plug your own site, or mention your favorite Collected Editions entry or how you found the blog; I think it'll turn into a fun conversation. If you've been reading Collected Editions a long time, even since the beginning, I'm curious about that. If you're inclined to post about, retweet, or otherwise spread the word about this, I appreciate that, too.
(And when you finish, visit the Hunger Site, where your clicks help feed the hungry.)
I'll wax poetic on five years of Collected Editions later on, but right now I just want to say "thank you" to (possibly) everyone who's commented or otherwise significantly helped out over the last five years (and apologies if I missed anyone): 0011101, 2frog, A. Vandelay, Aalok Joshi, Aaron Strange, abc, Absentmindedprofessor, Adam, Adam Noble, AJ, Akylle, alanultron5, Amy, Andrew White, Angela Paman, Augie, Avi, Ben, Bill Williams, BlackmarketPies, Bob Hodges, Bob Schoonover, Boots, brad, Brad B, Brandan, Brandon, Brian, Brian Smith, Bronston Kingston, Capricorn116, Carl Walker, Carlos, Charles LePage and ComicList, chasdom, Chirag, Chris Marshall, chrishaley, Christian, Clark, cmoney, coffee maker, Colin, ComicReaderDude, Confusion, CT, D. Mark Simms, Dan, Dark Knight, Dave, Dave Tobin, David, David Blais, Davie Chin, dellllllllllllllll, Derek Roper, Devin, Dinis, DJK, dkazaz, dl316bh, DocGroove, Dominick Bellizzi, Dorian, Doug, Doug Glassman, Dylan Palmer, EDP, Eric Schubert, Eric Trautmann, Erika Peterman, Evan, Evan Wired, Fayzan, fb1990, Ferrão, Four Color History, Fred (SpaceBooger), Gail Simone, Gareth, GDG, Gene, Geoff, George, George Koch, grebok, Greg, HardtravelingHero, Heidi MacDonald and the Beat, herrmaja, hilker, HQuest, Ian Aleksander Adams, Ian Riddell, indy2003, Ipstenu, J. Charles Brister, J. L. Bell, jake, James, Jason, Jason Barrow, Jasper, JB, JED, Jeff, Jeff Michaels, Jeff R., Jeffrey Hardy Quah, Jeremy, Jesús, Jhunt, jim kosmicki, JLE, jmm, Joe, Joe Dy, Johan, John, Johnny, Johnny Sorrow, JohnP1732, Jonathan Atkins, Jonathan Pizarro, Joseph, Julia, Kartoffelkopf, Kelson, Kenny L, Kevin H, Kevin Melrose, Robot 6, and Comic Book Resources, Kevin T., Khairul H., Kid Kyoto, Kid Nicky, Kirk Warren, Kurt Busiek, Lex, Liang Xiu, lilbaggie, liquidwater, Loafy, Logan Mo, Loki Carbis, Lord Ruthven, lord worthington, LuchoMon, Luis, m0vie, Marc, Mariano P. A., Mark Fossen, MarkPoa, matches, Matthew, maxime, MaxL, Maxo, mhr_kara, michael, Michael Bailey, Michael K. Willis, Mike Haseloff, Mike W., Mikeysm, MisterSmith, Morgan, Mr How, Mr. Fob, MrManiac, mxlm, Newsarama and Blog@Newsarama, Nhexima, Nicole Canal, Ninja Hayabusa, Nitz the Bloody, Nobody, Noodledoodle, Novaguy, Outsider, partofahole, Paul DeBenedetto, Pers N. Grata, Phillip Hayes, PHSChemGuy, presetyourjet, Quique12, Randall, Ray, Reed Solomon, Rich, Rick Rottman, Rob, RobB, Rokk Krinn, ryan, Sabatino, Scion, Scott Cederlund, Sebastian, seth hurley, Seven Ride, shagamu, Shane, Silver Tomato Productions, Simon Finger, Siskoid, Sneakysqueaky, SpeedsterSite, Spooky, Stanley, Steve, Steve J., Steve Mohundro, TariqKhonji, Ted Kord, teentitan, thatnickguy, The One and Only, The Word Of Jeff, The-Iron-Inspector, TheFalcon, Tightsandcapesforever, Tina, tlyoung88, ToastedBagel, Tom, Tom Smith, tomztoyz, Tony Z™, toodiesel, TS, valmiras, Vince, viscous, weaver33, WendySkeleton, wishlish, WonKa, and all the anonymous commentors out there -- thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here's to another five years. Let the festivities begin!