Ever since starting this blog, a part of me has wanted to make some attempt to "grow" it. After all, the larger the viewership the larger the impact. Right? Well, that's what I originally thought.
There are plenty of blogs out there that are really only blogs because they started before Tumblr was a thing. If they'd started a while later they'd be nothing more than a Tumblr account with photos being the only real content. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it; without Tumblr and photo-heavy blogs I wouldn't have a tenth of the collection that I do. However, I think that there's enough strictly photo blogs already and wanted to offer something different.
Over the last few weeks the part of me saying "Expand, expand, EXPAND!" has been a little louder than normal. When things start to seem a bit stagnant, it's really hard for me to feel anyone is taking something even moderately valuable from this blog. I won't say it's a significant source of distress for me, but it's still always lingering at the back of my mind.
That being said, as I look back at the comments made here over the last year it's incredibly refreshing. When well over half the comments are either supportive of my few works of fiction, someone earnestly relating to a situation/concept, or someone relaying a situation where my writing was of some benefit to them, it really helps quiet down that bothersome part of me.
Though I'm loath to be any sappier than I've been already, I really want to thank all of you who read and listen instead of just wanking - especially those who've taken the time to give feedback in some form or another. I'm not perfect; I'm still human, and without your input I'm not sure how long I'd be able to convince myself that anyone gives a shit about or has benefited from my random ramblings.
I'm looking forward to writing for y'all in the upcoming year and I'm certainly looking forward to your continued input, feedback, and sharing. Be safe this New Year's Eve, and best of luck next year.