Thanks Clayton for the vote of confidence:
"John, you know I'm new to this sport. I appreciate your blog to help me understand everything about and around this sport. So please keep on keeping on with your blogs."
I had a moment of doubt last night when I called it quits. The thought ran through my head that it wasn't possible to get the 1000th post up by the 1st. When I see positive comments like Clayton's it fires me up- so let me know people... Personally I think the challenge will be to keep the quality of the posts up- I'll try my best.