I'm never sure if any of you are interested in little bits and pieces of blog information. So, I've decided that, in case you are, I'll put up blog news every now and again. Here's a few pieces of news:
Rolling Around in My Head is going to make an appearance in a textbook on writing. It's called 'A Writer's Resource' and it's published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. They wrote and asked me if they could put a screen image of my blog in their book. I wrote back and said that I'll say 'yes' either way but asked them if they were going to refer to the blog as a 'good' example or a 'bad' example. They sent me the text as it will appear in the book - it's a good example. Rah! One thing that pleased me is that in the image that will be shown in the book the 'about me' is readable and the text about Joe and I living in Toronto appears there. I hope that some kid studying in college and dealing with issues around sexuality or weight or disability will see that picture and find this blog and along with it ... maybe a little hope. I know that if I'd seen that in my creative writing class all those years ago, it would have made a huge impact on me. The impact will be less now, of course, but I hope it matters.
The other news of interest (maybe only to me) is that my blog stats show that this blog has now registered over a million page views. We're still a while away from having a million visitors, but still, it's pretty cool. I went back and read some of the first blog posts a long time ago and, wow, have I veered from the course of what I thought I'd be doing with this. Best laid plans ...
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