116 words, actually. In the fall of 2005, Chris Cillizza and I began our respective blogs within a week each of other. We were, at the time, the only mainstream political reporters whose journalism was featured exclusively in a blog format. He had The Fix; I had Hotline On Call. We were competitors inside Washington - Chris's audience at the Washington Post dwarfed mine -- , but we soon found different niches and a way to coexist. I like to think that we were both pioneers in a way. Four years later, with a new baby on the way and a promotion to White House correspondent on the resume, Chris will be ratcheting down his online-only contributions for a while. He's a generous and kind guy, and a great journalist, and I wish him the best.