The year at Elitist Review

Normally at this time of year I’d be bragging about how vaguely popular Elitist Review is and indulge in some stat-porn. However, I changed hosting providers in March and the new hosting company lacks the brilliant AWStats that kept telling me how many kind readers dropped by. With the less good webstats software I now use it appears I’m still getting thousands of visitors a month, but it doesn’t catch my RSS readers and it often goes completely on the blink. So no stat-porn.

I would like to take this opportunity, at the start of a new year, to express my thanks for all those who have been so supportive last year (and every year for along time). At the start of 2009 I was screamingly insane, not thinking I deserved wine and generally minutes away from committing suicide. Things were amazingly difficult in January and February, I was so unhappy and needed two trips to the loony bin. However, thanks to psychotherapy, medication and, most of all, the help from those who care about me, things have become more under control. 2009 was the year my health problems turned around, 2010 is a new year for feeling better again and I hope when my friends see me in future it’ll be happier and easier for them too. Thanks, boys and girls!

  • Richard B

    Well, that makes all my challenges seem easier. I hope you keep on getting the love and support that each of us needs, that you keep on finding such pleasure in wine and ceramics and writing this lovely blog, and that you have as remarkable and successful a year in 2010 as you appear to have done in 2009, given how it all started. Happy new year.

  • David Strange

    Cheers Richard. Many thanks for your kind words and I wish you the very best for the new year.