So I’m finally a year old, and really I’ve achieved quite a lot. I mean, already I’m frightfully literate, I’ve been a teacher for two years which throws a number of concepts regarding time and space into question, and let’s be honest here – I’ve somehow turned into a quite handsome young man. I don’t know how all this has occurred in a year, but I’m awfu
So my blog is a year old. Or a year and a day. Actually a year and a day and a bit. But you get the point.
When I started this blog at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea where it was going to go, or what it was going to be about, or what changes it was going to introduce into my life. A year later, I’ve written over 180 posts, covering my tastes in books and music, my thoughts on certain aspects of writing, my adventures in writing challenges, some of my travelling, some of my humour, a few brain teasers here and there, and who knows what else (well, I should, but I forget). I’ve met hundreds of other bloggers in the process, all of whom have amazed and inspired me in different ways, some of them in ways that have quite literally changed my life (they know who they are, when they read this).
If you’re any one of these people I’m referring to, if I’ve dropped by your blog in the past year or you’ve taken the time out of your busy schedules to swing by my page and say hello, thank you so much – you have no idea how much this means to me. It is you people who keep me going, and make me want to stay and keep blogging even when life becomes inevitably hectic, as it has done in recent months.
2013 will be a big year for me, and I’m hoping it’ll be a big year for my blog, too. I will continue with the book reviews, as normal, and I plan on reading more regularly (rather than in the small explosions of reading that occurred last year), so the reviews should trickle in more consistently. I plan on writing a weekly “what I’m listening to” music post, but it will be simpler, shorter and sweeter than the few attempts at this I made last year. I’ll also jump between various other types of posts, such as writing posts, history posts, perhaps some more brain teasers and similar games, and whatever else takes my fancy. I plan on writing a lot more short stories and poetry this year, so some of my writing posts will revolve around these adventures, and I may even put snippets of them up for others to read (this is a definite maybe at this stage, though).
Thank you again for supporting me these last twelve months, and I look forward to another year in this great blogging community with you all!