When I started the blog, I wasn't really sure how long it would last, if I would want it to last that long, and where it would go from there, but five years later, I'm still here. (The original blog is still here, but over there.)
When I started, little did I know that a guy with a company that broke the record books for Medicare fraud would come to the heart of Medicare country and run for Governor, and further shock me and so many others by actually winning. In my first post on Scott, I referred to him as the "Eddie Haskell of Florida," which later morphed into "Voldemort" as those of us who loathe him got to know him better, or as much as you can know someone who lurks in the shadows and is rarely seen in public, except for election season. I never would have dreamt I would have spent so much time writing about someone as bad as Scott, but let's face it, he's a disaster, and there's been a lot to cover. So much that it took time away from other dreadful Republicans, Conservatives, Teas, and general wing nuts who needed well deserved attention. I'm hoping that will change in November when he loses, packs up that "Blind Trust" of his and leaves Florida, never to be seen again.
As I begin my sixth year, I'm going to be making some exciting changes, and the blog will be making some changes as well. My focus on liberal politics will remain, I'll just be broadening the direction a bit, but I'll have more details on that later on.
It's been a great five years, and none of it would be possible without those of you who read and support Beach Peanuts every day, not just here, but on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, and I would be remiss if I didn't give a special thank you to everyone at Progress Florida, who "discovered" my little blog long before many others did and cheered me on from the very beginning. Your support means more than you'll ever know.
So let me extend a huge "thank you" here to all of you, and an invitation to keep coming back as I work to make Beach Peanuts bigger and better in the fututre.
- Martha Jackovics