With a Fond Farewell for the Year


…and this concludes our broadcast for the year.

7,289 views. 241 posts. 732 thoughts left with me about what I write.

This has been…an eventful year, to say the least. There’ve been some wonderful ups, and some rather extreme downs. I fizzled out towards the end of the year (as so many of us do), and I’m looking forward to a few weeks’ rest before diving into the new year.

After all, there’s some work to be done. I need to finish editing The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation and submit it for publication. I need to begin the sequel, The Redemption of Erâth: Exile. I want to get back up to speed with this blog, bringing back Tales of Despair, and perhaps introducing some new themes.

And I have books to read. Places to go. Doctors to see about fixing my brain (I’m at the maximum dose of a medication known to cause seizures – yikes).

And perhaps, more than anything, I have people to connect to. I have all of you. Every one of you who’s stopped by, clicked ‘Like’, left a thought…you’ve made this possible, kept me going throughout all of this. Just having that little thought that somewhere out there are just a few people who are helping me feel like I have something worth saying.

So with all my heart, I thank every one of you, and look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Satis 2012


P.S. Daily Photos will continue to auto-post; I will return to writing in January.

Thought of the Week: Pandemonious Pumpkin Juice, Batman – I’ve Been Freshly Pressed!

Wow! It finally happened! Though in truth I never actually expected it.

Out of the blue last week, I got an email from WordPress telling me that one of my posts had been chosen to be featured on Freshly Pressed. I pretty much thought it was a hoax.

And since for a few days nothing seemed to happen, I started dismissing it. Though I was secretly kind of nervous.

But then, on Saturday morning, I woke up to find I had three hundred hits. Three hundred. My typical number per day is about two.

Naturally, I rushed over to Freshly Pressed, and sure enough, there at the top of the page was my post! It was like, super wow!

That Saturday, I got 885 hits. In June, for the entire month, I got 775.

Off the back of this one Freshly Pressed article, I got 100 comments, 72 new followers, countless likes, and met some new fellow bloggers that I would likely never have come across otherwise.

So I have two simple, enormous thanks to give.

  1. Thank you to WordPress for featuring my article. I was honored by your faith in my writing, and the consideration that other people would enjoy it.
  2. Thank you even more to every single person who stopped by, read, liked, commented and followed me. I am simply blown away by the support, the kindness, the thoughtful comments, and most of all the sheer number of you that have enjoyed what I had to say. Thank you, thank you so much!

And that’s really all I have to say this week. You are incredible – every single one of you!