This post is No. 2,000 since I started blogging here on May 14, 2009, less than five years ago. As I've said before, I may not be good, but I am prolific.
The big round number is as good a hook for a navel-gazing post as any. I have pared down the links on the right siderail, excising several dormant Free Press blogs and one of the AL Central blogs that simply wasn't getting updated. Also axed was a Twins blog (Twinkie Town) I seldom visit and even less seldom get anything out of. The rail links are selected as a means of easing my perusal of the Web, and I want to keep them tidy, tight and up-to-date.
As for the future of this blog ... steady as she goes. Two Twins bloggers I hold in esteem, Aaron Gleeman and Seth Stohs, occasionally make noises about abandoning the field. I understand that; blogging frequently and well is a time-consuming endeavor, and not necessarily financially lucrative.
My take on it is this: As long as the rewards are worth the effort, you keep going. (This is true of any endeavor, not merely blogging, and the rewards don't have to be monetary.) I get enough out of blogging about baseball in general and the Twins in particular to continue putting something into it. Someday I may decide I have something better to do with the time. That day has not arrived.