This is unprecedented, unreal, unbelievable! To have reached 1000 followers on this blog of mine is truly humbling. If you had said to me, when I started uploading my ramblings, that I’d have reached a hundred followers I would have laughed. After that, I would’ve continued to face-plant my keyboard in the never ending search for inspiration.

But here we are, and I’m incredibly thankful for it. When I started writing this blog, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I actually wanted to do with it. It has certainly evolved from the haiku, clunky prose, and sparse verse of my past. The truth is the more I write on here, the more comfortable I become as both a blogger and a writer. It’s a lovely feeling, and as a community, you’ve all been wonderful to me – thank you.

*Gives you all an internet high-five*

That being said, I still have a long way to go! The good news? I have plans (muahaha) *rubs hands in anticipation*.  So yes, this blog post is a little bit more than a quick thank you, I have some stuff to announce.

For a long time, this blog has been split between my love of books and that of writing. Now that I am taking this truly seriously, I’ve decided that I need to tip the scales one way or the other. Now that my creative writing efforts are funneled towards crafting a novel and getting it published (one can hope), I think it’s only wise to write more about books here on this blog.

But wait- you say -does that mean that you aren’t going to post creative writing pieces anymore?

Do not fret! I will still put up the odd bit of poetry and prose. It may not be as frequent, though I hope to put up a piece at least once a week. I would never give it up on here, creative writing is a big part of who I am, and that should be reflected in my blog.

Bad(ish) news over with, on to the exciting stuff. New things are coming up. New kinds of blog posts with a new focus on books and the publishing industry. Monthly features are being hashed out in the board room (my kitchen) and collaborative posts are being pushed through the editorial committee (I’m emailing some interesting people and companies).

In other words, watch this space!

So prepare for a little bit of rearranging, and seeing some new categories on the category bar. I’m looking forward to revitalising this blog with some fresh new content.

I just want to say again – thank you so much for your overwhelming support, I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you.

To be honest, I could have just 10 followers like you and still be jumping for joy.

12 thoughts on “1000 Followers!

  1. Mandie Hines

    It’s been almost a year since you posted this, but I thought I’d throw a little love your way for National Poetry Month, even though it’s a U.S. celebration. I shared the first poem I read of yours (“Rusted”) that hooked me on reading your blog on my Facebook page. Here’s a link if you’d like to take a look. https://www.facebook.com/MandieHinesAuthor/posts/2052699758339635
    I hope you’re well, and that you’ll one day return to blogging!


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