Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Over 100 Monthly Views!

I have some fantastic news to share! As of this month, November 2011, I have surpassed 100 views in a single month!
Now I admit I have no idea if these are all unique views or not, but the fact of the matter is that this is still an achievement for my small blog. The exact number of views prior to this post is 115, here are the facts (click the image to enlarge):
As you can see, the last time we came close to touching the 100 view line was in April. The largest reason for April being so "successful" despite being only the second month of my blog is that in April I posted three major posts and one minor update. This makes November's success even greater because (until this post) I have half as many posts for the month, which is the number I've been trying to maintain for each month, but even more views than in April!

So I would of course like to thank all of you who read my blog's every update, and I would love to especially thank those who comment on my posts occasionally! As you can see the next major milestone will be to surpass over 1000 views total, so let's keep those views coming into the next month and all the way into my blog's future!

As a side-note I'll mention that I am officially done with the planned changes to my blog; I've brought over all the content from my website (and then some) and changed the name and URL of the blog so that everything makes sense and is all in one place. Of course I will always be trying to update the blog as much as possible to make it even better, but for now I have nothing major planned.

Thank you yet again.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Name Changes

With the combining of my website and blog into one site, it doesn't make much sense to call the blog "Further Into My Mind" as it has been up to this point.

The name was originally conceived to indicate that my blog would be a place to learn more about my hobby and I than you could by simply reading my website (titled: "The World In My Mind"). Obviously it wouldn't make much sense to continue calling the blog "Further Into My Mind" without the title of the website present to indicate the meaning of it.
The other issue is that a spiffy title may seem like a neat idea at first, but in the long run it will potentially cause problems with convenience. For example if I encounter a person on the street and begin telling them my life story, and they ask where they can read more to get me to shut up, telling them that they can read my blog titled "Further Into My Mind" causes several problems, a good example being the simple fact that "further" could get mixed up with "farther".
Also a titled blog doesn't make conventional sense unless there's a team of writers behind it, or I only plan on sharing it with family and friends. Neither of those is true of this blog.
Therefore I am going to change the name, and subsequently the web address this blog is located at, to my name. You can expect to see this change shortly after this post goes up.

Once again I regret to inform you that my surprise has been delayed, and definitely won't be out for the new year as I hoped it would be. However I have been able to find more time recently to work on my untitled novelette (yes, apparently at its current word length the correct term is "Novelette") and as usual it is coming along quite nicely, and I can't wait to share it with you guys and the world!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bringing Things Together

I've been doing a bit more work behind the scenes lately, and if you cannot tell, the merger of the website and blog is complete!
I've simplified everything by merging the content of the website with the blog, and hopefully made everything easier to find that way.
I even added more content than what the website had, so feel free to check out what that is! I added a second short story in the "Stories" section, added a new poem called "Poetry is Hard" in the "Poems" section, added 9 full-color comics and a humorous short story to the "Humor" section.

Please leave a comment below telling me if any of the links do not work.

As a general update on progress on things, I'll admit progress has come to a halt over the past few weeks due to schoolwork and work, but that shouldn't last long with things like Thanksgiving and Christmas break coming up. Remember as always to check back here for updates on my latest projects!

Enjoy the content!