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