Seven Years of Blogging

WordPress informs me that it was seven years ago on January 17th 2008, that I registered this blog with them and made my first post, with not the faintest clue what I was going to do with this shiny new toy. It took me some time to figure it out and to focus on book blogging, but I have not looked back since.  A total of 326 posts, 12,825 views and 266 comments later I’m still (and even with the occasional extended lapse) having fun with this. Which is to no small part due to the very few but very much appreciated regular readers of this blog (you know who you are – thank you all very much!).

I was tempted to celebrate this with some Valer Barma-Sabadus (for which you could have blamed Leander and her infectuous enthusiasm for Baroque opera), but I decided to keep more in style with the other stuff I’ve posted here, so have some Justin Townes Earle instead:

Here We Go Again…

Look, it’s yet another blogging slump!

At least I’m having (kind of) an excuse this time – I’ve just been too busy reading to get around to blogging about it. Which of course is A Good Thing, but it also means that this blog has failed as a place to keep track of my reading, because there is no way I’m ever going to catch up again. Not sure what I’ll be doing with the blog now (if anything at all), but while I think about, here’s some music by the very talented Brandi Carlile:

Happy Holidays

A Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all readers of this blog! Thanks for bearing with me for another year, and I hope you’ll stay along for the ride, all two of you.

And what better way to get in a seasonal mood than a Christmas tune sung by Lindi Ortega? None, of course, so here you go – enjoy!