Annus Mixed Fortunesius

I’ve decided to undertake an easier literary route with’s final posting of 2018. Taking a lead from various media channels at this time of year, I’m going to look back over snippets of my content postings during the past twelve months.

My informational sources the insight data available to me via administrative access on, in conjunction with a brief scan through my years literary output.

According to this data source, in 2018 yours truly penned 345 narratives, during which 215,310 words were written at an average of 626 words per blog. My website received 15,316 views by 8,076 visitors – This audience borne from 111 countries globally.

Below I’ve included links to a handful of the monologues with which I’ve attempted to enlighten/entertain my readership. As the process isn’t an exact science, along with there’s no effective mechanism to measure it, I’ve no idea if these randomly selected examples are the best blogs I wrote in 2018. However, the nature in which I chose them suggests they’re probably not.

That being said, they are worth a festive re-airing to give a taste of how I chronicled parts of this years escapades. With that in mind, hear goes:-

Defending With a Flat Pack Four – Narrative written prior to the World Cup quarter – final between England v Sweden.

Playing to your Strengths – Piece about literary aspirations.

25 Years Gone – Tribute tolate comedian Les Dawson.

No Message Taken Again – Review of a Danny Baker show at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Thunderbolt & Lightning – Philosophy about inclement weather.

The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn – Study of Nature Boy lyrics.

Benevolent Son – A rare experimental cooking dalliance by yours truly.

Not So Secret Garden – Landscape gardening with my brother Ian.

Music Royalty at the Palace – Review of the Nile Rodgers & Chic gig at Blenheim Palace.

Careless Hands – Memories of Leeds United’s erratic goalkeeper during the Revie era.

Four Trains And A Bus – A summertime journey to the Lake District.

Tower Town Tales – A visit to friends in Blackpool.

Gertcha – Tribute to Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave fame).

Fifteen Minutes? – A tale of first appearance on TV.

A Warm Welcome – A rare meetup with my brother earlier in 2018.

The Far From Dry Levee – Review of band Broken Levee’s spring gig in Newcastle.

On fd Arena Stage Wit ‘At – Review of Gregory Porter’s gig in Leeds in spring 2018.

Vroom, Vroom – Off beat tales of learning to drive.

The Final Purge – Evoking memories of childhood reading.

If You Can’t See My Mirrors… – Misinterpretation of my words.

A Dark Anniversary – Narrative surrounding the 8th year anniversary since my wife’s incurable cancer diagnosis.

Well that’s just a few of my literary offerings created and posted on my website in 2018. Thanks for taking the time to read them……. Happy New Year!!

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