Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ramble On

Okay folks the web counter that I have on site (and I put on a little while into the life of the blog) has just passed 999,999 – that means we have had over a million page views – and that doesn’t include feed readers. Thank you all so very much, you are all great blog mates and I appreciate all the traffic, most of the comments (even the negative ones are appreciated, but not the spam ones) and most of all the friendships I have made via the blog.

Some of the blog friends have been around since the beginning, others are newer. One newer blog friend is Nicole Hadaway, author of Release. Currently she is running a competition - the prize being the book A Child's Wound by Dwayne Kavanagh, not a vampire novel, but worth entering the competition one feels.

Also worth noting is the fact that the new ethereal tales (issue 6) is due out 29.01.10. I submitted a rather long, short story called The Butterfly on a Wheel – which is a vampire story, surprise, surprise. The editor has, wisely, split it into three parts and part one is in this issue. As well as my story there are 17 other stories and poems and, if past issues are anything to go by, they will all be of a high quality. Check it out here.

I have put a new picture link on the right hand side for World Goth Day. Set for the 22nd May it is a chance to get your Goth on for the day (how you choose to do that is a matter of personal choice…)

And finally, at the suggestion of Marissa Farrar (whose book Alone is reviewed here), I have added a poll – just for fun. In a wrestling match who would win…. Vampire or Shark? (For the source of the poll please check out my review of Vampiro and the comments thereof.)


Everlost said...

Congrats mister... glad to have found you through the blogosphere, heres to the next million!

if only you had a penny for every hit, eh?

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Cheers Everlost, I'm not greedy - why not make it a round pound per hit lol :)

Gabriel said...

Congrats Andy on your million!

It's well deserved, and it's good to see all the hard work and effort you put into this blog pay off and give you some personal pleasure.

I, myself plan on sticking around for at least one million more, your blog is always a fantastic read :D

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Cheers Gabe

Anonymous said...

Congrats (belated!) and thanks so much for the plug!

Taliesin_ttlg said...

cheers and no problemo