I recently overlooked two connected events that happened around the same time. Just a couple of weeks ago was the first anniversary of my blog. Concurrently, the number of visitors to this site passed the 5,000 mark. I started calculating the statistics: That means an average of 14 readers visited my blog each day. I have no idea if this is good or not. Regardless, the process of coming up with an angle for the blog, writing a weekly post and interacting with other kid lit aficionados has been a lot of fun - and rewarding in ways I hadn't expected. I've met some great people and learned a lot.
This week I'm leaving for a sojourn in the south of France and Italy, with a three-day stop in New York City en route. In addition to hanging out with friends and family, I plan to indulge in art - visiting as many galleries, museums and cathedrals as can be stuffed into the itinerary. I'm hoping this will provide inspiration for my own art and writing - as well as new material to share here with you.
I look forward to year 2. Any suggestions? Please let me know. Your comments are most welcome.