Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 17th anniversary.
I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMG flying monkeys and newbies alike, for being here during what for many of us will be the most memorable year of our lives, if not also the worst. At least, let’s just hope it was the worst.
While the last year has seemed like nothing but an infinite loop of Shelley Winters’ most famous scene, at least tonight we can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel in the twin blessings of Joe Biden and coronavirus vaccines.
As I mention in this post every year, aggregating breaking news is like a homework assignment that is never done, but is always due. Per my dashboard, the past 12 months saw nearly 14,000 JMG posts, which seems insane. But you all make it a lot easier with your emails, your story tips, and your participation.
I thank you all for your robust opinions and for making the JMG comments section, by far, the most lively in the entire LGBTQ blogosphere. I’m happy to have met so many of you at our JMG meetups over the years and while getting together in person has been impossible for most of 2020, hopefully we can soon clink glasses at some treacherous homo dive bar.
Special thanks go out to our nimble JMG tech support guy Jack, who springs into action at all hours when the fuckheads try to fuck with us. With the help of a few defense programs, which can be aggravating at times (ugh, Captcha), Jack and our host kept our 2020 downtime to almost nothing.
Lastly, I want to extend a big furry hug to all of you who hit the JMG tip jar. Digital ad rates have been cratering for years, half the world uses ad blockers, and brands that favor LGBTQ sites (travel, entertainment, etc) have this year had little to promote. But thanks to you, we’re managing to keep the lights on.
Seriously, thank you.
NOTE: Don’t panic if we have a late start in the morning. I’ve got a solid crew of gay homosexuals to ring in 2021 with on Zoom tonight and the vodka in the freezer is calling, calling, calling my name.