Happy new year from here's the thingWell, another year has come and gone (wow, that was fast!), and I wanted to take a quick time out from tech tips to look back on 2012 and say thanks—particularly to you, our loyal readers.

Last year brought lots of changes to here’s the thing. We gave the site a total makeover, complete with easier-to-read fonts and a simplified design, and we launched a more polished daily newsletter.

We also joined the BlogHer publishing network (hope you like the new ads!) and most recently, we held our first giveaway—with one lucky reader in Indiana now the proud owner of a new iPad. And yes, we have lots of exciting plans for here’s the thing in the 2013!

Of course, there are many people to thank.

Thanks to Greg for our wonderful new site design, and to Colleen and David for their invaluable legal expertise and assistance.

Thanks to Caroline for the great guest articles (including the ever-popular “10 tacky things to avoid posting on Facebook”), and thanks to Adrianna for making our (soon to return) podcast sound so polished and professional.

Many thanks to Marc and Roger for helping us with our various server woes, and a big thanks to Sobia for fine-tuning the code that powers our site.

A huge thank-you to Susan, my partner in both business and life, for all the love, support and encouragement. (And let’s not forget Claire, the newest—and cutest!—member of our team, who had her nine-month birthday last week.)

Last but not least, many thanks to you, our readers.

I truly appreciate all your visits, emails, comments, and kind words. Without you, there is no here’s the thing, and your continued support means the world to me.

So here’s to 2012, and I wish you and yours a happy and prosperous 2013.

Happy New Year!

Note: We’ll be taking a brief break for the holiday, and will be back Wednesday, January 2, with more tech tips and how-tos.