Thanks to LJSeek and some goof-off time here at Hiker Heaven, I've discovered that at least two other thru-hikers this year have LJs: ridgewalkerpct and logsniffer. I appear to be ahead of both of them, but not by much (that five-day layover really put me behind the pack).
Go team LJ! Represent!
Also incidentally, I've transcribed some of my old voice posts nobody else had done. In particular, I now have a quickly readable version of my requests for artistic assistance (and also trail postcards). Please allow me to renew the call and refer you there.
There are some really freakin' great postcards here at Hiker Heaven. I'm swiping a pile of them to write back to anyone who sends me one. Free personalized trip souvenir!