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  1. Happy New Year to the Groovy’s! Your blog is fun and your experiences and take on life are something special. Some of us “older” folks have things to share that the millennials haven’t experienced yet. I’m not sure how long I’ll do this either, but I’m glad to have given it a try. I have a lot more respect for those who do! Here’s to a prosperous and healthy 2017!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you for your kind words, Vicki. Glad you’re sticking around for 2017. The financial blogosphere would shine a little less brighter without you. And may your 2017 be prosperous and healthy as well. Cheers.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Haha! You know you were close to getting an award for your Turning Japanese comment. But I decided it was best not to revisit a reference to “a one-person biological recreation activity.” I want to keep my PG-13 rating, don’t you know. Oh, well. Perhaps next year, Emily. Happy New Year. I hope you, Jon, and Little Bit have a wonderful 2017.

  2. What a tremendous year of blogging! You better not stop grooving now, I’ve really enjoyed following you and your journey…and as your blog stats show I’m not the only one! Congrats on the great year and cheers to just an equally great 2017!

    • Mr. Groovy

      You’re too kind, TGS! Thank you very much for your encouraging words. Here’s to 2017! I can’t wait to see what adventures await you. Cheers, my friend.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Haha! Mrs. Groovy said the same thing about RPF. And now I feel bad. He really was a great interviewer and I love his show as well. My only defense for ignoring Joshua is that we wanted to concentrate on our Twitter followers and our commenters. Is that lame? Probably. Definitely have to improve on some stuff in 2017. Thanks for stopping by, FP. Hope you have a glorious 2017.

  3. Hey hey hey! I got a shoutout in the 2nd sentence! Wow, what an honor!! Ahead of real legends in the PF blogging stratosphere! You made my day, my week, my year!

    I’ve really enjoyed our chats this year, and hope you keep your Groovy Swank swankin’ well into retirement. You two are a hoot, and our world is a better place because of you! Congrats on a great year (wow, those numbers!!), proof that quality, mixed with time, lead to unexpected places!

    I look forward to meeting you in ’17!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Aw, Fritz. You’re making me blush! In all seriousness, though, we feel the same way about you. After all, you helped me prepare for my RPF interview. And without that help, my performance would have been even more cringe worthy than it was. Hope the Georgia mountains treat you well this weekend, my friend. Happy New Year. Talk to you soon.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Bobby. You’re a class act all the way. I really enjoyed being a small part of your blog this year. Best of luck in 2017, my friend. Cheers.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Well deserved, my friend. Well deserved. Definitely the funniest comment of the year. And how could I possibly ignore a comment that christens me an “unerring internet genius!” Hope you and Mrs. AE have an awesome 2017. Cheers.

      P.S. Have you done much ice fishing yet?

        • Mr. Groovy

          I was in Madison on business last year in March. I arrived late in the evening. And when I looked out my room window upon a nearby lake, I marveled at how smooth and tranquil the surface was. It wasn’t until the morning that I realized that “smooth and tranquil” lake was covered with ice. A bunch of guys were setting up their tents for ice fishing. It was the first time I ever saw that. Hope your ice-fishing goes well. It looks like a lot of fun.

    • Mr. Groovy

      You made my day, Julie. And the feeling is likewise. I love your blog, your implacable sense of adventure, and your super kind heart. Best of luck in 2017.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Are you gearing up for the next one? Or am I jumping the gun here? Mrs. G and I love Skyping with you and the wonderful bloggers you get to participate. Forty-five minutes never moved so wicked fast! Hope you and family have a fantastic 2017. Talk to you soon.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Agreed! Every time I read that comment I laugh out loud. Comic gold! Happy New Year, TJ. It’s always great hearing from you.

  4. Thanks for the shoutout and congrats for a great year! At the end of the day, I’m just a fan of good blogging. It’s just so fun to read interesting stuff and interact w/ folks every day.

    All the business stuff and all that is fun to work on too. But it’s the interaction I enjoy the most.

    I can tell you’re having a lot of fun too.

    HNY!

    Sam

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Sam, for your very kind words. And you’re absolutely right about the interaction. I’ve been very fortunate. I fell in with a great group of bloggers. And it’s that community that keeps me going, that makes all the work of maintaining a blog worth it. Hope the fun continues for you in 2017, sir. Cheers.

  5. I enjoyed this summary of your blogging year. That 12 year old is scary. I mean, he is 12! My accomplishments when I was 12 would fit on a grain of rice with plenty of room left over to inscribe Ulysses. Damn.

    Happy New Year to both of you!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Haha! I hear ya, Mrs. B. I think the crowning achievement of my 12th year was perfecting the underarm fart! Happy New Year, my friend.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Maarten. And the feeling is definitely likewise. Here’s to a prosperous and healthy 2017! And here’s to a great year of 3D printing!

  6. Awesome wrap up of 2016! I can’t wait to read more in the New Year. Thanks for being great supporters of me too. You are both so groovy and wonderful – totally deserving of all the success. I’m thankful to have you as bloggy friends <3 <3 <3

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thanks, Harmony. Your kind words really mean a lot. And supporting you is easy. Mrs. G and I love the work your doing on your blog. So from one bloggy friend to another, I hope you, Mr. S, Goofball, Tornado, and Trey have a super groovy 2017. Cheers.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Gary. May fun and success be a big part of your 2017 as well. Hope all is well in the Garden state. Talk to you soon, my friend.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, MM. I really appreciate your kind words. And I love your SEO insights. May your 2017 be as fruitful as your 2016. Cheers.

      P.S. Are you a Cubs fan?

  7. Congrats on a great year Groovys! I’ve loved reading your posts this year and am so appreciative for your support of my blog through commenting and on Twitter.

    Wishing you both a very happy, funtastic, groovy 2017!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Likewise, my friend. Mrs. G and love your work. Hope you have a very “happy, funtastic, and groovy” 2017 as well.

  8. Congratulations on an awesome 2016!

    You’re definitely not “imposters” and have a wonderful knack for keen insight spoken cleverly.

    I look forward to more great stuff in ’17!

    • Mr. Groovy

      You made my weekend, Ian. Thank you very much for your kind words. Best of luck to you in 2017. I’m sure it will be a blast.

  9. Groovy folks,

    Congratulations again on reaching your big milestone this year.

    I am typing this from the cold far north – well Quebec City. The sun is rising majestically over the St Lawrence and my head is failing to rise off the pilow to follow suit. I had to be fortified with fine wine last night to sustain the 15min walk back to the hotel from the restaurant. When I say fortified, I mean dunked in a barrel of it. You can see why my head is not moving so fast this morning and therefore my composition of a fine comment is being severely hindered.

    Thankyou for calling out my ramblings to the world of Groovy followers. I am honored to be mentioned!!

    I wish you both and your band of many followers a rocking 2017 and look forward to reading more good stuff. I promise to be more coherent and insightful with my ramblings…….:-)

    • Mr. Groovy

      WE LOVE YOUR RAMBLINGS! So please don’t stop. And please don’t stop your blog. I know it’s tough, especially with a family. But we will all be poorer without your keen insights, and your keen wit. Hope you have a wonderful year, regardless of which side of the pond you happen to be on. Cheers.

  10. Louisa

    Oh, wow– I think I am a “unique visitor.” I consider that a compliment, being a unique one among your thousands.

    Thank you for this enjoyable summary and for the enjoyable and thought-provoking ideas you have taken the risk to share this year. Glad it is paying off for all of us!

  11. Congrats on a pretty successful year! You’re very right with your last paragraph, it’s easy to start a blog but it’s certainly a lot more difficult to stick it out then people think. Especially with regular posting a few times a week! Great job!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Agreed. I’m always fearful of running out of ideas. But so far my twisted mind keeps spitting them out. Thanks for stopping by, Stephen. I really appreciate your kind words.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Aw thanks, Miss. M. You know I love your work. It’s part of what keeps my moral compass in check. Best of luck in 2017. I’m sure it’s going to be another fantastic year for you.

  12. Happy New Year to both of you and what a wonderful year it has been!

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your articles, very insightful and humorous. Looking forward to more to come in 2017!

  13. This sounds like a fantastic year for you. Looks like your blog is taking off. The traffic increase is nice, you say it’s nothing like mustache blog and I say mine is nothing like your blog. 50k unique people looking at a blog is nothing to scoff at, that’s quite the achievement, I hope to achieve that soon myself.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Agreed. We are very happy and humbled with our traffic increase in 2016. And we still can’t believe that anyone would take interest in our thoughts. I guess we have a severe case of impostor syndrome. Best of luck in 2017, BHL. I’m sure it will be a kick-ass year for you. Cheers.

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Amanda. Your kind words really mean a lot. Have a great 2017. Looking forward to the amazing things you will accomplish.

  14. I love it! You guys have had quite a successful year. It’s fun to see celebrity bloggers (in our little world) comment on something we’ve written. It makes you feel like you’re on the right track. I’m sure you guys will keep on going up in the stats (as well as groovy-ness?). Happy New Year to you both!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, SS. Comments from celebrities or otherwise definitely make blogging worthwhile. Hope you have a tremendous 2017, my friend. Cheers.

  15. You have had a phenomenal year blogging – keep it going. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and what you have to offer.

    Wish you both a very happy and prosperous 2017!

    • Mr. Groovy

      Thank you, Michael. I really appreciate your kind words. Hope all is groovy down in Texas. And hope you have a happy and prosperous 2017 as well. Cheers.