This blog is one year old today. What a year it has been! I started with a couple of introductory posts and then dove right into a topic that I have been researching for several years, the cancer preventative diet. I spent the summer blogging about healthy eating, healthy living, growing and preserving food, how my children spend their time, my poetry and the writing process, and advocating for some of my favorite causes. In October, I agreed to participate in a series of Catholic Liturgical Calendar Link ups and then wrote about the faith more often. A year later, I am still blogging about all these topics, and I’m hosting a link up that is part of the Liturgical series mentioned above.
Thank you for reading, especially if you have been with me since the beginning. Welcome to my newer readers. I hope all of you will continue to enjoy this blog in the year to come! I plan to soon write about many of the topics mentioned above, particularly healthy eating, healthy living, and Catholicism. That is the mothering and teaching part of Tercets (see my blog title and description above).
As for the writing part of Tercets, I will continue to update you my writing projects and news. Click on the picture of my book in the right sidebar or the My Publications tab above for more about my writing. On that note, if you go to the BorderSenses website, you will see three pictures of me in their rotating slideshow. These pictures were taken during the AWP Conference at the BorderSenses table; my fellow panelists and I were conferring about our presentation, signing books, and meeting people. Also, my friend and our panel moderator Katie Hoerth is the featured author on their page right now. You can read about her new book in the box on the lower left of the BorderSenses website.
I have mentioned before how refreshing it is to have readers, which can be an elusive and fickle thing for a poet. While I am aware that many blogs are read more often than mine, I am thrilled to see in my stats that I get about thirty hits a day, sometimes many more. This equates to about 1200 page reads a month, more per month than I received the entire first three months of blogging. Many of these visits occur because I have linked to another blog or another blog has linked to me. You can therefore expect me to link up as much as I can over the summer, and to join networks of other bloggers with the hope of bringing new readers to the blog.
If you are one of those readers who has found me through the link ups, I hope you will follow this blog (left sidebar) or subscribe via e-mail (right sidebar) if you have not done so already. Also, please share this blog with friends who may be interested in any of the topics I write about (see the label cloud on the right for more information about my subject matter). You can easily share this post or the whole blog by using the social media or e-mail icons at the end of every post, in the right sidebar, and at the very bottom of the blog.
If you have suggestions or comments about the topics I write about or you think I should write about, I look forward to reading them. If you also blog, consider participating in a blog roll exchange with me. I’ll list your blog in my blog roll if you list mine in yours (see the left sidebar).