Caleb and Linda Pirtle: Two years and almost three thousand posts later
October 4, 2013
This week marks the second anniversary of Caleb and Linda Pirtle.
For Linda and Caleb Pirtle and me it seems like only a century, I mean a few days, ago when we kicked off the site.
Our thanks to the thousands of you who have found their way to these pages. Because of you VG has grown into a virtual online magazine/newspaper for readers and writers alike.
And when I say thousands, I’m not blowing smoke. Hundreds of thousands actually.
Over the last two years, VG has evolved from month to month, and it will continue to do so. As recently as this week, Caleb and I have visited with our design team about new features we hope to introduce soon.
Caleb Pirtle captains the VG ship and acts as chief cook and bottle washer as well. Although he is not one to blow his own horn, I declare to all who care to listen that he is a person of boundless energy, who has a remarkable commitment to the task of keeping things running at VG. His daily regimen puts that of most other humans to shame.
And he is a helluva writer.
Along the way, we have posted almost 3,000 blogs in the last two years. (Picture a hamster running on a wheel.) Obviously we could not have accomplished this feat without the help of a team of bloggers, including the fine writers who compose the VG Authors Collection, and those authors who have serialized novels with us.
We are having a lot of fun at VG.
One of the projects our readers have loved is the series we did in 2012 and again in 2013 when we ran dream reviews and interviews written by the finalists in the Best Indie Books Awards. It was great to see those authors let their hair down and have fun with their assignments. We are already looking forward to this event next year. We might even have an award contest of our own in the works (wink).
Author showcases at VG have also given exposure to many Indie writers, and hopefully given their books a little shot in the arm.
But, as I said, we have little time to look back. Rather we are looking ahead to the next iteration of VG.
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel, or a train’s headlight?