It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since my last post here. I had sincere intentions to post regularly, but a number of things got in the way over the past few months, including the birth of my second son, and time has been more precious than ever as we’ve tried to settle into a routine.

But here I am, trying to make a renewed effort at regular posting here, and I figured this milestone is as good motivation as anything to get back in the game: Earlier today, I made my 5,000th post at MacRumors. I made a few dozen of them during 2008 before joining the site full-time at the beginning of 2009, and it’s certainly been an interesting and fun ride.

It’s an exciting time to be an Apple watcher…iPhone rumors are heating up once again, the iPad mini rumors that won’t die are still floating around, and “iTV” rumors continue to pick up steam. And with rumors on the Mac side now picking up, it sure seems we’re in line for a huge set of updates, potentially including some redesigns and even Retina-quality displays.

So here’s to the next 5,000 posts.