Celebrating One Year of Blogging!

Congratulations, James! I hope your next year is as good as the last.

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It’s been exactly one year since I wrote my first post for this blog (‘The Journey Begins!’).

Back then I was uncertain how things would develop and I certainly couldn’t see myself still writing about Tolkien 12 months later.

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Who am I? (Plus, Feedback Wanted!)

Congratulations James, for making it a year, and for the recent milestones you’ve achieved. I think you’re doing so well because you’re writing such good stuff. Simple as that. Peeps: check out this post if you haven’t seen it yet. James is preparing to mark his one-year anniversary of blogging and he is soliciting questions to answer in an upcoming post. I sent him mine already; you have time to send him one yourself.

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In less that a month’s time, A Tolkienist’s Perspective will be celebrating its one year anniversary since starting this blog … crazy I know.

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Congratulations Are In Order

Infinite Free Time has released a collection of science fiction, The Benvolence Archives, Vol. 1, as an ebook. You can get the download from Amazon and read more about Infinite Free Time, aka Luther Siler, here. The Benevolence Archives is definitely on my summer reading list.

A Tolkienist’s Perspective has launched a YouTube Channel!! Yay for bloggers branching out into other media, I say. Here is the first video:

James is fabulous blogger, and you can follow him on Twitter @TolkienistView.  James achieved a mighty milestone recently, and even wrote a sonnet about it:

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#Congrats, #Bloggers

The theme for this roundup is “Congratulations.”  A couple of blogs I follow have reached milestones I want to recognize, and another has a new video out that I love. Here we go.

Comparative Geeks marked their one-year blogging anniversary on Monday, and CompGeekDavid commemorates the occasion with an interesting post. He discusses how they developed their unique approach to blogging and highlights the work of a few contributors. CompGeeks is the first blog I started following closely back in October. They do interesting, thoughtful work.

I discovered Half Eaten Mind recently, and as I was poking around in their archives, I discovered they hit 50,000 page views on January 18. Vijay lists the top 20 countries they’ve received views from and their top search terms. It’s interesting stuff. HEM also has a “Directories and Awards” page that could be useful if you’re thinking about listing your blog.

Finally, Professor V.J. Duke (no relation to Raoul, I am told) has released another awesome collaboration with Mic Pencilpoint Studios, and I think it is funny enough to deserve congratulations. I give you, Punchy Parody: Lord of the Flies.

Normally, I would reblog the professor instead of embedding the video, but this one had to go in the roundup. If you enjoyed it, you can follow The Punchy Lands and find MicP Studios on YouTube. The peculiar combination of  cleverness and absurdity that is Punchy delights me.

We will have today’s Batman post with weekly comics picks later today, and a game review from Garrett tomorrow.