ANOTHER WORLD HAS LIVED TO SEE ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY.
Now it is time to reflect on what has gone, and look ahead to what is still to come.
Like me, it probably escaped your notice that Saturday 1st November marked the first anniversary of Another World. Looking back on that day when I made my initial posts for the blog, I didn’t give any thought to what the future had in store for the site. After all there was no guarantee that it would still be part of the blogosphere twelve months later. How may people start a blog only to abandon it weeks later, for one reason or another? I myself have been guilty of quickly losing interest in maintaining a blog on two occasions in the past. Yet here I am today celebrating the first anniversary of this blog.
As I prepare myself for another twelve months (hopefully), I would like to share some of my reflections on the first year: The things that I am reasonably pleased with, those things that weren’t so good, and the areas I intend to improve upon during the second year.
Starting off with the thing that I am most happy with, obviously I must mention how pleased I am that I have persevered with the blog for a year. It is an accomplishment that I’m actually rather proud of, and it has given me all the encouragement I need to invest more time in the blog.
Secondly, as I didn’t want to overburden myself in regard to reviewing books, I aimed to achieve an average of one book review posted every two weeks. This would mean a total of twenty-six books during the course of the year. I am happy to report that I managed to reach this goal, having reviewed twenty-nine stories in total.