New York magazine has pulled together a timeline of Andrew Sullivan’s “The Dish.” It includes major topics the blogger took on, from marriage equality to his endorsement of Barack Obama, as well as highlights and some numbers.
Reader emails received since 2008: 622,162
Largest donation from a reader:$25,000
“Beard of the Week” posts: 50
Published posts since January 2001: 115,436
Recurring beagle characters (Dusty, Eddy, and Bowie): 3
Earlier this month, Sullivan wrote his final post, including something he first wrote 13 years ago.
[T]he speed with which an idea in your head reaches thousands of other people’s eyes has another deflating effect, this time in reverse: It ensures that you will occasionally blurt out things that are offensive, dumb, brilliant, or in tune with the way people actually think and speak in private.