A Big Gushing Thank YOU on Jr Deputy Accountant's 4th Birthday

 A JDA original. NO JOB? NO PROBLEM!
(p.s. I still have Stop Bernanke bumper stickers - email me if you need one)

Well well, Jr Deputy Accountant is another year older and no wiser as of today and I want to take this opportunity to once again thank YOU for sticking it out with me all this time. FOUR MORE YEARS! How the hell did we pull this off?

Fans come and go, some of you have remained loyal (almost obsessively so) and cheer me on even when I'm being a recluse or a rambling drunk while still others can barely bring themselves to check in once a day and the rest subscribe to the mailing list for one clever post and bail after the first sign of my big mouth spouting off one offensive thing or another. The fact remains, I appreciate each and every one of you for caring at all.

When I started this site four years ago, I never imagined it would become what it is today. Hell, I never imagined I'd still care this much four years later. Sure, I'm not exactly mainstream and likely never will be but Accounting Today named me one of their 10 Worth Watching last year, I'm apparently the 20th most influential blogger in the financial blogosphere right there with some of my heroes like Max Keiser and Naked Capitalism, I get to lobby Congress with CPAs once a year despite being a clear enemy to everyone on the Hill and I still get to spout off about the stuff that is important to me without worrying that any of you will judge me. That means a lot. More than any of you could ever know.

You all have been with me through two big moves, the addition of several cats to my home, craploads of bank failures, a few big financial scandals and more stupid Fed moves than I could count. This has been such a wild ride and I still have to pinch myself to be lucky enough to write about this instead of... I don't know, what the hell would I write about if I didn't have this? Cats? I don't even know.

So thank you for giving me one more year. Thank you for sticking with me when I get all jaded and disappear. Thank you for not berating me for run on sentences or inappropriate use of parentheses or excessive F bomb dropping. Thank you for cheering me on when I left California for the Dictatorship of Columbia. Thank you for coming back day after day, hour after hour, and making me feel not so alone in this big scary fucked up world of ours. Thank you for the comments - even the shitty ones - and the emails that remind me I'm not the only one who feels this way. When the shit really hits the fan (I'm still waiting), all we have is each other and it feels wonderful to know I'm among like-minded folks scattered all across the world.

My words pounded out four years ago still ring true today: "If no one's reading, I might as well not be writing. That part is pretty simple, no? And if I'm not saying anything worth reading, why should I expect anyone to read it?" Why indeed.

Huge thanks as always due to Michael Panzner, Skeptical CPA and WC Varones for cheering me on at the start of this crazy ride. Were it not for your support at the very beginning, I might have given up years ago.

Just know I love you all. From the crazy CEOs trying to ruin my life because of the mean but true things I write about their shitty companies to the media conglomerates who took a chance on a mouthy girl from Wisconsin so I could fund my extravagant lifestyle by writing about this crap for a living to the loyal albeit sometimes stalkery fanbase and even those who have dropped off along the way... I love each and every one of you and wouldn't be who I am today without having shared all of this with you. Thanks for that. Seriously.

Four more years! At least. I have this shit registered through 2015 at least, might as well make the most of it before the bottom drops out.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A well deserved congratulations! May you keep up the good fight for honesty and fairness.

Dave said...

I started visiting this blog planning to stick around only until something better came along. I'm still here, so I guess you're still the best thing on the Internet. Not sure if that's a compliment or an insult.

Kenny Bing said...

to the loyal albeit sometimes stalkery fanbase and even those who have dropped off along the way.

Jeez Louise - you make stalking sound like a BAD thing... I'm hurt.