Free Refills & Why I Love America turned one year old today! The first post, besides the welcome message, was about the wonders of ice.
Over the last year there have been 256 posts–a paltry 10 percent of which are part of the “What Makes America Great” or “What Makes Europe Stink” lists. I’ll work more on those lists this year.
In the meantime, I’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone who regularly reads the site, sends in suggestions, shares articles on facebook / twitter or posts comments. I really appreciate your interest, feedback and comments (unless they are exceedingly angry comments, in which case I just delete them).
I would also like to say THANK YOU to the handful of people who donated to the site. You are my favorite readers!
I should probably also thank New York Times reporter Matt Richtel. After all, my posts responding to his ongoing (and increasingly bizarre) crusade against distracted driving are responsible for about 30 percent of this site’s total traffic.
After a year, if you’re wondering about the story behind this blog, check out the expanded “About” section.
And if you have a hankering to give the blog a birthday present, then share your favorite post on facebook /twitter or, if you’re feeling particularly generous, hit up the “Buy me a beer” icon in the right sidebar.