Friday, August 17, 2007

Second Anniversary



Today, The Clarity of Night turns two years old.

It has been an amazing, amazing time. What started as a place for the main character in my first novel to stretch his legs became something much more for me. At its core, writing is a relationship between author and reader, and what I came to fear was that I would never truly progress as a writer without real live reader contact. I hope I've entertained you while I've learned. You all have been extraordinary teachers.

Thank you being so open to my ideas and creations. Sometimes I really don't believe that I've been blessed with 138,000 visits these two years. I'm in your debt and will always do what I can to support the writing, reading, and blogging communities.

Last year at this time I said that I only scratched the surface of what I wanted to explore. I feel further along now, but I still have many shadows to chase with my candle before the dawn rises on The Clarity of Night.

34 comments:

Hoodie said...

Happy Blogoversary.
Cyberspace is a better place because of you. You devote much of yourself to this blog and I, personally, thank you.

Vixen said...

WOO HOO your blog turned 2! Yeah, that's as good as my writing gets ;-)

SzélsőFa said...

Happy Second Bloggiversary and congratulations on all the things that are in this blog.

anne said...

Happy anniversary! You certainly potty-trained well... :)

Church Lady said...

Happy Birthday!! I am really happy to have discovered your blog. Love the photos, the poetry, the fellow bloggers--everything!!

On a more serious note, you can hop over to Jaye's blahg for advice on birthday parties. If she's giving out cake and presents for her child's birthday, I'm not seeing why the same can't be done here. You already have the candles.

Cheers,
;-)

The Quoibler said...

Jason:

Congrats to you !

This blog has been a nurturing environment for so many people... thank you!

I'm looking forward to year three!

Angelique

Miranda said...

Congratulations! The Clarity of Night is my favorite place to reflect, relax, and relate. As you know, I'm with you for the ride. I can't wait to explore another year of your thoughts.

So, Jason, take my hand and we'll move further into the exhilarating darkness of night....

-- Miranda

strugglingwriter said...

Congratulations. You have so many readers because it's such a great site and so many people return.

Jaye Wells said...

Happy Blog Birthday, my friend! It's be a real pleasure getting to know you through the Clarity of Night.

Sarah Hina said...

While I've only been here for a fraction of that time, I've enjoyed this leg of your journey, and look forward to the next two years.

Good work, Jason.

Nienke Hinton said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Jason! I wish you many more!

jenn said...

Happy Birthday, Clarity of Night!

The blogosphere just wouldn't be the same without you, Jason.

anne frasier said...

happy anniversary, jason!!
and congratulations on a hugely successful blog. you had a vision and stuck to it, always retaining that wonderfully unique mood that is the clarity of night -- kind of like that soothing voice that comes from the radio in the middle of the night.

angel said...

yeeHAH!
happily second blogiversary jason!
may the blogosphere be the place where you globble floopily for many more years, you hoopy frood you!
thank you for sharing with us and thank you for inspiring us!

jason evans said...

Hoodie, Vixen, SzélsőFa, Anne, Church Lady, Angelique, Miranda, StrugglingWriter, Jaye, Sarah, Nienke, Jenn, Anne, and Angel,

Thank you all for the well wishes!! :)

Vesper said...

Happy Anniversary, Clarity of Night!

You're doing a fantastic job, Jason, and I can tell you that I've learned a lot just by writing the 250 words piece for your "Halo" contest. I didn't get to thank you for that - I hope it's not too late now.

All the best!

apprentice said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the fun you've added to my blogging experience.

Beth said...

Happy anniversary, Jason. I've loved doing the contests and am always thankful of the work you put into a top notch writing community.

Josh said...

Awesome, Jason. It's amazing to see what you've helped create through this blog. I hope inspiration continues to flow for you.

angel said...

wow dude, you've linked me as a "midsummer dream"! thats so cool, thank you!

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for all your hard work in helping us be better writers.

the individual voice said...

I haven't yet reached my one month anniversary of blogging, but already it feels like a transformative experience, writing alone but knowing there are others, quite immediately, reading my words which would normally collect dust in a drawer and be forgotten.

Wilf said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Jason. Great stuff.

c.s. said...

i believe you've touched many with your blog here.

Happy Anniversary! :)

jason evans said...

Vesper, Apprentice, Beth, Josh, Angel (you're welcome!), Anti-Wife, Individual Voice, Wilf, C.S.,

Thanks for all of your kind words and observations. Blogging has been a wonderful experience, and you've all been a part of it.

Little Puddle said...

Really? Two years? wow. Congrads, Mr. Evans!

'lil Pud

Jeff said...

Congratulations on The Clarity of Night's second anniversary, Jason.

Wynn Bexton said...

Happy birthday blogger. A very nice site and I enjoy your photos too.

jason evans said...

Thanks, LP, Jeff, and Wynn!

mermaid said...

Happy Birthday, Jason. May you tap on the shoulders of those shadows to find yourself.

wordtryst said...

Happy anniversary, Jason. I've been blogging for just two months and it has been wonderful so far.

Love your blog. Wish I'd found it sooner...

jason evans said...

Much appreciated, Mermaid and Wordtryst. :) Thanks for letting me know.

'mbm' said...

All of the above. This really is a wonderful site. I find it very interesting to hear why people start their blogs. Not everyone mentions that.

'mbm' said...

...why they start their blog, I mean :-)