by Jamelle Bouie

I actually hate The Sound of Music, but I had the tune in my head, and thought it would be a nice way to sign off.

First, I want to thank Ta-Nehisi for giving me a chance to blog in his absence, and an opportunity to interact with his amazing commenters. Granted, I haven't always been an active participant in the discussions, but I've enjoyed reading the comments and watching as commenters sorted issues and hashed out disagreements. I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but this year, I plan to hang out in the comments a little more.

Second, I want to engage in a little self-promotion before I leave. As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, I am a Writing Fellow for The American Prospect. So, if you want to follow my work, you can find my columns at TAP's website, and my daily blogging at TAPPED, The Prospect's blog. What's more, I spend about 90 percent of my day on Twitter, where "jbouie" is my handle. My tweets are occasionally interesting, though I promise nothing. Finally, I'm a little obsessed with cooking, and maintain a vegetarian-friendly recipe blog. You should follow if you're interested.

Again, it's been an absolute pleasure to blog here, and I hope to see you all in the comments!

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