I started this blog in October 2008 thinking that a few people probably had some interest in the planning of future planetary missions. Tonight, I ran the stats and discovered that from Christmas 2008 to Christmas 2009, this site had 11,730 unique visitors, far more than I had expected. (It's hard to tell how many of those people continue to follow the blog after the first visit. Many people follow blogs via readers, which are invisible to the tools that follow site hits.)
I want to thank everyone who have taken the time to follow these postings. The coming year promises to be an interesting one as the Decadal Survey makes its recommendations for the coming decade.