I had no idea this blog would become so popular. To date, the blog has been visited more than 300,000 times by people from virtually every country in the world.
It's been a joyful and humbling experience, and I hope to continue the journey with you, my new friends, well into the future. Speaking of friends, I've made hundreds of acquaintances through this exercise, including people I now count among my dearest friends.
The blog has expanded my understanding and appreciation for old paper. It's brought me in touch with dozens of world-class collectors, researchers, authors, historians, bloggers, and artists. That's the magic of the Web. It is a medium that connects people and challenges the status quo.
I've tried to expand the scope, of what some might view as a narrow subject, to all corners of the anthropological landscape. By combining the discussion of old paper with relevant topics of the day, I've fashioned this blog into part memoir, part travelogue, and part wacky adventure story. Even so, I've stuck close to the mission statement, never losing sight of what I'm really trying to do here: entertain and inform by showcasing the best parts of our shared heritage and culture.
One of the best things about blogging is reading comments from readers like you. The readers of this blog are some of the most knowledgeable on the Internet, and those thoughtful souls have turned this blog into a storehouse of knowledge on the subject of ephemera. If you poke around this blog and read some of the old posts, you're liable to stumble upon comments that reveal mysteries, solve puzzles, and expand the universe of thought on a wide range of topics from comic books to illuminated manuscripts. You're also likely to find topics that haven't been discussed anywhere else on the Web. That's the wonder of this blog—there's virtually no subject that hasn't been placed on paper. So, there's no limit to what you might find or what I might cover in the future. And so you never miss a post, please be sure to subscribe to my FREE feed.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.