Some 2018 highlights:
On December 3rd, this little corner of the internet celebrated its ninth anniversary.
In those 9 years, we’ve published 1,348 essays and reviews.
What was once just a hobby has grown into a fully supported website publishing content several times a week to multiple social media platforms and actually earning a small amount of money.
In the last year, nearly 5,000 people have visited Natetheworld.com. If you are one of those people, I want to say thank you!
I am very excited about 2019 and the opportunity to celebrate 10 years with you all! As I do every year around this time, I am beginning to plan the content calendar for next year. I try to find three things to focus on throughout the year in an effort to keep everything you read here fresh, vibrant, and relevant. Below, are some of the things I am cooking up for 2019.
Announcing the 2019 Writing Challenges
For 2019, I will continue my current writing challenge called “Box on the PCT” as I journal my efforts to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail beginning in April 2020. Accompanying that writing challenge will be a brand-new series called “A Reader on a Journey.” For 2019, I will be reading and writing about books where the main focus is to conquer an epic quest.
Announcing Brand New Series
In 2019, we will be introducing the following series… Get ready. There is a lot of them!
· An Annual Letter to My Fellow Rotarians
· Cinema Revisited
· Dear Mr./Mrs. President
· Album of the Year
· Podcast of the Year
· What Are You Listening To?
· 4 Years with Brandon
· My Oscar Ballot
· My 10 Favorite Songs of the Decade
· My 10 Favorite Movies of the Decade
· My 10 Favorite Books of the Decade
· Point B: Favorite Spot of the Year
· Sauce: Cocktail of the Year
· Gnaw: Favorite Restaurant of the Year
· Lessons from the Small Screen
More Podcasts and Vlogs
Finally, in 2019, I am dedicating myself to diversifying the type of content offered on Natetheworld.com. For me, this means ever more podcasts, vlogs, and special member-only opportunities. I know you are busy and may not have time to dig into a long essay. With more ways to listen and watch, we hope this will give more people an opportunity to be a part of this community.
From me and those who contribute to this website, I want to thank you for following along. I would write, record, and document even if no one paid attention, but it sure feels great to not be yelling into an empty room.
Be good to each other,
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