On May 11th, 2011, my original blogging location, CheapSeatsEcon, will go offline, as I have decided not to renew the domain. It’s been quite an exciting ride from my humble beginnings as a free WordPress blog, to having my own domain, to writing for ModeledBehavior. I have been blogging for a little over a year now, and in that short amount of time I’ve made new friends, interacted with some of the most intelligent people in the econ/political blogosphere, done a couple QA’s for bigger sites, gotten quite a few e-mails from people asking various questions, and got some freelance work doing research locally. In short, it’s been much more eventful than I had ever dreamed!
One of the craziest things that ever happened to me was Tyler Cowen linking to my third post ever. I told literally everyone who would listen to me! The funny thing is, though, that I still get pretty excited when people link to my articles…it just never seems to fade (or maybe I’m just weird). I’ve gotten many compliments (and links) from people I greatly respect, and it’s been wonderful debating with everyone (I don’t want to name names, because you inevitably leave someone out)!
In any case, I’d like to thank all of the readers of the blogs for which I’ve written. You certainly are the reason that I write, and your support is the reason I am where I am today in the blogosphere!
P.S. If anyone is interested in the subject, and I get more time, I may start doing more posts about “complexity economic” theory; including implications and applications, and its relationship to the current state of the economy. I did a couple series’ on my old blog, but they weren’t very popular, and were very wordy (one of them was very math-y as well). If anyone else as any other suggestions (and I’m at the very least competent in the subject matter), you can comment or e-mail me and I’d be happy to write about them.