“And in the end / The love you take / Is equal to the love you make.” –The Beatles
This is the last day for the Fake Ned Twitter account.
The account has been converted over to @ChrisKamler, my real name.
There are a number of reasons for this, none of them relevant. But for now, I just want to say “Thank You” to all I’ve had a chance to interact with and meet over the past three years. This goofy little Twitter account started as a Trey Hillman parody account and then converted to FakeNedYost once Hillman was shown the door. From there, “Fake Ned” started to take on a life, and a voice, of his own.
His first splash on the scene was two years ago this week in an Open Letter to Kevin Kietzman right here on RamblingMorons.com – and if you read that today, it’s just as poignant as ever.
Then, came a weekly column in The Platte County Landmark. Then this blog began breaking news. Ned got himself on the radio where I met Jeff Logan and 1985 World Series Champ Greg Pryor. I made a few podcasts myself. And then Ned became the story a few times. The growth has been exponentially larger than I ever anticipated.
And tonight… it ends.
I want to thank all of you so much for your tweets, your retweets and your interactions over the past three years. You have been there. Every day. With your snark, your sass, your spunk and even your spam. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
@ChrisKamler now steps into the shoes vacated by Fake Ned. You’ll continue to get regular updates. You’ll continue to see me around. And you’ll continue to hear me from time to time. The major difference is that I’ll have my name behind what I say, and tweet and write. But Fake Ned ends tonight.
But Fake Ned does have one more parting lyric to leave with you… In the end, the love I take is far greater than the love we made. #InBed