I can’t believe that its my blog anniversary again. It gives me the opportunity to reflect on the past 4 years and plan ahead for the future.
First of all I send all my
best wishes and thanks to everyone who has read my blog. Without you it would
be just like talking to myself. A big thank you also to those who have
responded or contributed to my research, including my recent guest blogger
David Gwinnutt, the Irish Olympian who asked to be added to my
lgbt Olympian list, and to several people who helped to put the record straight on
a couple of lgbt community flags.
However much I enjoy
researching and writing my blog it is hard work. Trying to fit it in with my
job and other commitments has been difficult at times, but that won’t put me
off from continuing. However, I hope you won’t mind if I take it easy today.
As you can see by today’s
page view count I (90,823) I do have an audience and I’m gradually creeping up
to the number I never dreamed of reaching – the magic 100,000, and hopefully
I’ll reach that magic number before the New Year. The steady increase has
always encouraged me to continue.
Over the past year I’ve
been thinking about ways to expand the Queerstory Files presence, toying with
the idea of revamping the layout of the page. Stay tuned.
Another addition I hope to
introduce is a Facebook page. Many times, when I’ve been researching or reading
the news, that there’s been a snippet of information which was ideal to pass
on, whether it was news of events, historical anniversaries or other Facebook
and internet sites that may be of interest. I’ve often had to wait several
weeks or even months before I find the appropriate place on the blog. So,
again, stay tuned.
In the meantime I hope you
won’t mind if I open a bottle of champagne tonight and drink a toast to you