There are, to my surprise, now 501 of you subscribed to following this blog. (I know it says more at the bottom, but that’s because wordpress likes to include twitter followers in the maths, and that’s a wee bit like cheating.) So, I’d like to start by saying thank you, for being here, for taking an interest, for the thoughts many of you drop by to share, and for the comfort you give me in knowing I am not shouting into the void.
When I started this blog, I really had no idea if anyone beyond a few immediate friends would be interested. But here you all are, and most of you, I do not know personally. You startle me, in the best possible way.
Since starting this blog, I’ve written 2 non-fiction books on Druidry. There’s a third in process, and there will also be a smaller and broader piece on spirituality in the offing. I’ve had one novel and one graphic novel come out, too. I’ve gone from ancient family cottage, to narrowboat, got my bloke into the country, married him and gone through the paperwork needed to keep him. When I started blogging I no longer felt I belonged anywhere. Now there are many places I call home, chiefly my lovely publisher Moon Books, and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’ve gone from being entirely obscure, to a little bit heard of, such that I’ve seen my quotes in other people’s books and I get queries from librarians and stuff, and people ask me to go places and do things. This also startles me, but I’ll admit I rather enjoy it.
So dear 501, plus anyone else who has wandered in to read… thank you for being here. If there are things you would like me to write about, do say. If there are events you would like me to show up to, do ask. I’m more aware than ever right now of just how much I love to be out and doing, how much it means to me to connect with people, and to come up with stuff that has some utility.
Onwards, towards whatever adventures await…
June 12th, 2013 at 4:56 pm
A big thank you to you for all the thought provacation, inspiration and information.
June 12th, 2013 at 7:33 pm
This post prompted me to drop a line to say that while I’m not among the 501 email subscribers I do follow this blog (through rss feed… and I guess I’m not the only one).
I really very much enjoy reading you and now you now it 🙂
June 13th, 2013 at 10:59 am
interestingly, wordpress doesn’t give me figures for that, but it is very good to know you are there, mystery rss people 🙂