Sharing my WordPress Annual Report with all my friends. The Scarlet Order Vampires site has made great strides forward in 2012! I look forward to sharing more vampire and paranormal goodness with you in 2013. Happy New Year!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
I was honored today to receive not just one blog award but seven. What’s more I received those seven awards from two separate bloggers! Emily Guido very deservedly received seven separate awards: the “Inspiring Blog Award”, “The Versatile Blogger”, “Kreativ Blogger”, “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”, “The Reader Appreciation Award”, “The Sunshine Award” and “The Beautiful Blogger Award.” She bundled all of them up and awarded them altogether as Seven Awards.
You can read all about Emily’s awards, the people she recommends and even get a snippet of her “Light-Bearer” series at her Light-Bearer Series Blog. The Light-Bearer series consists of two novels so far, Charmeine and Ransom. They tell the story of a romance between two polar opposites, an ancient vampire called Tabbruis and a woman who throws lightning to fight vampires called Charmeine. I’ve enjoyed the excerpts Emily has posted and recommend them to anyone who likes vampire romance.
The other person who awarded me these seven awards is Camgal. I’ve just started reading Camgal’s blog, but already I was impressed with her insightful look at Pocahontas (both the Disney film and the woman of history), her poetry, and I enjoyed her review of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (A movie I still need to see!) I look forward to reading more of Camgal’s posts.
These awards come with rules and here is what Emily set up, with one slight modification by me:
- List seven things about me.
- Nominate seven bloggers (Emily recommends up to 15, but 7 seems appropriate!)
- Thank the person who recommended you.
Seven Things About Me
- I have a degree in physics.
- My “day” job is operating telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
- I am credited as co-discoverer of two variable stars.
- I serve as Vice President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
- In addition to vampires, I write a wide range of speculative fiction. You can learn more about my other works at my other blog: http://davidleesummers.wordpress.com.
- I edit a magazine of science fiction and fantasy called Tales of the Talisman (Vampires are, of course, welcome!)
- I love to cook, and wish I had more time to do so!
Seven Wonderful Bloggers
- Paige Addams – Another wonderful vampire author.
- David C. Kopaska-Merkel – President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, geologist and poet.
- Mike Brotherton – Fellow astronomer and science fiction writer.
- Ooa Revo – He has a cool video blog telling about the people he meets as he journeys across America.
- Emily Devenport – Science fiction and fantasy writer who talks movies, nature and more at her blog.
- Gayle Martin – Owner of Good Oak Press in Arizona talks about writing and publishing.
- J Alan Erwine – Author, game designer, editor with lots of insights on all those things and more.
Thanks to Emily and Camgal!
I’ll wrap up the post with one more “thank you” to Emily and Camgal for the award! Although I’m not sure I belong in a “sisterhood” (referring to one of the awards), I am honored to have received these awards and pleased to think of them as my sisters on the internet! Thank you!
I just updated the page for Blood Sampler – the anthology of vampire flash fiction that Lee Clark Zumpe and I collaborated on. Sadly, the Genre Mall, which was a retailer for many fine small press books, has closed. However, in its wake, the collection’s publisher, Sam’s Dot Publishing, has opened their own on-line retail outlet. You can now find Blood Sampler at the Sam’s Dot Publishing Bookstore.
This past weekend, I received the edits for the last three novellas of the Dragon’s Fall series. It’s always a little scary to see what changes the editor suggests along with learning what they liked and didn’t like. However, I must say the editor did a fantastic job and really helped me to improve the pacing and flow of the novellas. Part three of Dragon’s Fall is due for release soon. You’ll learn more about Draco. Also, Alexandra returns!