This time last year I wasn’t writing content well ahead of publication time, and thus I noticed when the blog’s anniversary clicked over. Well, not this time: on December 14th 2009, A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe began its fourth year of existence.
Last year I did a kind of retrospective on the year. This year I have at a couple of points been quite close to hanging the whole thing up, but readership and authorial creativity then began to recover and I recognise this now as that particularly dangerous dæmon that, when something bad happens that you can’t change, looks round for something innocuous that you can. My misgivings about the utility of this whole process continue to loom large; my continual feelings that someone will call me on stupid things I’ve written that I don’t have time to properly proof lurk, background-wise, to be called out by hostile commentators; but I am still enjoying writing, enjoying that I am read and enjoying the extra value that you brave commentators bring. So, here’s to another year, let’s see where it takes us, and given then delay in saying as much, a Happy New Year to those of you on appropriate calendars too!