The year 2014 in review, as far as this most amazing website goes

WordPress.com issued a 2014 annual report for my blog, and apparently, my writing has “staying power,”according to those geniuses. (Hey, I’m not going to argue…)

The report has some pretty cool stuff in it, and it lists my most popular posts, in case you missed them. (New subscribers, I’m looking at you… lol)

And huge props for my top commenters this past year: T. W. Dittmer, Tom Johnson, Old Gyrene, Letizia, and 1st Sgt Jim Stelling. (If I didn’t list your name, you need to step it up. Don’t make me go all Marine on you.)

But seriously, you guys know I like hearing from you. Not only do you “edumacate” me, which me needs I need, I also so enjoy the friendships I’ve created through this site. Yes, I said “friendships.”

You guys mean the world to me and have helped me grow from being a timid writer, who wondered if many would want to read another shoot-’em-up author, to having the audacity to write about a crazy bad guy who’s running around with a katana sword. (And apparently, judging by the sales numbers, I’m not the only weirdo who would read such a book!)

So, again, thanks everyone, and thanks for all the times you all stopped by, conversed, or even disagreed with something I wrote. I’ve always said a good blog/author website should be like a bar. It’s a place for friends to hang out and discuss the day’s news or events. You regulars have helped make this site precisely this way.

And if you all have any thoughts on things I should blog about in the year ahead (or even topics or categories), throw them out there. I’m still trying to wrap my arms around what this site should look like in the future.

Here’s the link to the full report again.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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12 responses to “The year 2014 in review, as far as this most amazing website goes

  1. Jim Stelling

    Happy New Year Stan, just keep up the good work.
    Congratulations on your new job, I don’t remember reading what it intails.

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  2. Karate, curse words, and beef jerky. That’s what I’d like to see more of.

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  3. “I’ve always said a good blog/author website should be like a bar.”

    Cheers?…and cheers on your past and future success.
    OG

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  4. Love the idea that we’re all sitting at a bar together, chatting about life. A toast to you, Stan!

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    • Awwwww, thanks, Letizia! I’d sure enjoy sitting at a bar with you!

      I’d imagine we’d pretty quickly get into some deep conversations that would have us talking for hours! I’m just not sure I could hang, with all your smartness, but I’d sure love learning from you.

      Oh, and thanks for the tweet!!! You’re so sweet to me. (Insert blushing smiley face, or whatever it is cool people post these days…)

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  5. Congrats on a good year, Stan. I have confidence that the years will get better for you. You’ve got talent and attitude.

    Keep on keepin’ on, Bro.

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  6. Congrats and Happy New Year, Stan! A bar that I enjoy hanging out at, for sure! WordPress makes me a happy lush. Cheers.

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    • Britt, you’re hilarious! I swear you’re the coolest, deepest person I’ve never met.

      When we’re both loaded someday from our book sales, we WILL meet up and reminiscence about how hard it was in the beginning. And about how many struggles we nearly succumbed to!

      Keep pushing, gf.

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