Recently, WordPress sent me a happy anniversary e-mail, reminding me that I’ve been a member of WordPress for ten years. Ten years!! How time flies, eh? I remember that I joined WordPress with a great deal of trepidation. I had no idea how to write a blog, but I wanted to establish my authorial presence and write about the experience of being a writer. So, being nervous made me delay actual writing of any posts. It would be a good month before I actually posted anything on September 18, 2007. I continued to work on the pages, also.
I’m especially pleased to have 2,672 followers as of today! Thank you for following! I hope in the next year to increase that number.
Over the years, I’ve tried to keep the Table of Contents up to date with only middling success. I’ve also changed some of the pages, added pages, deleted other pages. This blog has been organic in its development. It is still evolving. Recently, I realized it was time to update the Table of Contents and make copies of all the posts from 2015 and 2016. I know this will take some time, so please bear with me. The Table of Contents page will be updated eventually!
So, this September 18th marks the 10th birthday for Anatomy of Perceval. I’d like to celebrate by listing the Anatomy of Perceval top 10 posts and pages of all time here. I began this blog to write about the experience of writing, yes, and specifically writing a novel series, my Perceval series. It’s interesting that most of the popular blog posts I’ve written are more general. This list does not include the Home page/Archives which received 21,037 views or the About page which received 1,127 views.
Here are the Top 10:
What Does Title of Publication Mean? on March 5, 2011
Writing a Blog: Is it a Publication Credit? on June 19, 2010
Facing the Blank Page on September 1, 2012 – this post was “Freshly Pressed” on WordPress’ main page
To “Maestro” or not to “Maestro” on May 31, 2008
What does “commercial success” mean to you? on May 17, 2014
WRITING: Vocation or Avocation? on April 12, 2008
Choosing and Using Pens on February 4, 2012
Screenplay vs. Novel on July 20, 2013
“Seven Pounds” or About Character Motivation on June 27, 2009
What Does Publication Mean? on August 15, 2009
And here are the ten runners-up:
Creating Character: Lisbeth Salander on October 23, 2010
How Does a Composer Know What to Write? on November 6, 2010
Does Height Make the Conductor? on February 29, 2008
Job Description: Creative Writer on February 26, 2011
Music Humor, or Music that makes me laugh on March 10, 2012
EVAN QUINN – this is the page about Evan, the main character of my Perceval series
Politics in 2048 — An American Dystopia? on June 14, 2008
Reading as a Writer: Lisbeth Salander Again! on July 24, 2010
Sticks and Drones: Conductor Blog on September 13, 2008 – the conductor blog I wrote about here no longer exists, unfortunately. I think the conductors have left up the content they’d written, however.
Heroes or Wimps? on June 2, 2012