On the Meaning of Six Months

I remember when I found Wired, it felt written by people about six months ahead of me. After a couple of years, though, I stopped reading it when I felt I was about six months ahead of it.
In the early weblogging days, I felt six months or so ahead of the New York Times, but also felt that the Times has been closing the gap a bit lately.
I’m quite used to being six months ahead of Wired, but what does it mean when I’m three and six months ahead of boingboing?
[update: ditto. Xeni Jardin’s Wired Interview with David Byrne. And a direct link to that holiday gift of choice, David Byrne’s artist book/DVD, E.E.E.I. (Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information).]