Sorry, but I read: I've been publishing my opinion for 8 years.
Thank god. A great blogger willing to interact with we, the unwashed.
No need to apologize. I have a lot of opinions and I know how to type.
I wouldn't say "great." I'd go with...seasoned and eloquent. Gifted, maybe? No. Too strong. Just stick with great, I guess. You're welcome for the interaction. I had a few moments to spare. Can you get a screen shot of our conversation? Post it here, I'll print it and sign it for you, then send it back. You'll have it forever.