I made it through a One Post a Day challenge now for the second time and it feels good to be on the other side. One thing that happened this time around is that lots of people decided to join the conversation — I ended up writing 30 posts and getting 229 comments (right up there with the best ever months). I have to say that reading the comments really helped me think more deeply about the things I was writing about and it certainly pushed me to stay more engaged with my thinking. It was the first time in a long time that I was able to focus energy in a general direction over a series of posts which is typically a problem for me. Like in August when I did this before, I found it both extremely difficult but very rewarding. This time around I found myself really pouring intense energy and thought into what I was writing. So with all of that, I say thank you to all who spent time reading, commenting, retweeting my posts, sending me emails, and talking to me about the things I was writing about. And I will say a sincere thanks to Allan Gyorke for pushing me down this path when I didn’t want to.