Monday, April 23, 2007
It's ONE YEAR LATER!
It's my One Year Bloggiversary! I can't quite recall when I joined Blogger, but this was the day last year that I wrote my very first post for Club Parnassus. At the time I didn't expect to do much with it, so I'm pleased that I've been able to expand the purview of the Club, get a small but dependable audience, and even comments now and again.
If you've been here in the last couple of days, you probably noticed a change already. I'm now an Amazon Associate, which means that while previously I just used their images and linked to their product pages so that they wouldn't sue, I now can theoretically make money if you buy the products I review by clicking on the big pictures that headline most every post. I'm trying to get something called "Context Links" to work, and may experiment with other kinds of links that they offer, but I'll try not to make it too intrusive.
I'm not sure where this blog will go in the next year. My dream of moving to the UK is something I'm going to have to deal with this year, whether it involves library work or my creative writing or some third way I don't yet know about. Immigration is much too tricky, but serves me right for wanting to go to an island nation. Anyway, I plan to keep doing reviews and related commentary and miscellany when I can, and have ideas for pieces I want to do and features I should inaugurate.
Thanks to everyone who's been reading. Most of you are kind of quiet, but you're reading, and that's encouraging. The club has had some great guests, from giant city-wrecking monsters to great songwriters to Julia Sawalha (ever in a class by herself), and rest assured they always appreciate it when you stop by their respective tables. The place is always free, of course, but doing some of your Amazon shopping via us would be appreciated. In the meantime, enjoy yourselves, and keep reading.