2014 in Review & Future Plans

Thanks to all who made 2014 a great blogging year at Jericho. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog, which I’ve auto-posted here.

Followers may have noticed that my attention to blogging has faded during the second half of the year, following the completion of the Paisley series. Over the past couple of months, I have been mulling and planning a more ambitious novel writing project, which I believe I will undertake in 2015. Current plans center around a work of historical fiction with thematic loci of faith, the marrow hope of immortality, and the costs of cult. I believe this task is beyond me, but then, perhaps that is the point. My efforts in this area will largely keep me diverted from blogging, and it may take a year or two for completion, provided I can maintain stamina.

Cheers to all, and may your New Year bring you welcome mountains, an upward press, and the hope of panoramas beyond the grey.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 47,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


  1. You have been one of my favorite bloggers, and exceptionally inspirational my friend. Because of your inspiration, courage and forthrightness, I have you to thank for being Freshly Pressed last year. All the best to you, your family and on your novel.

    Happy New Year, Matt. 🙂

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    • What does it mean to “be freshly pressed” as you used the phrase?


      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Knowing WordPress as I’ve come to, they probably make you lie down and run a steamroller over you – doubtless NeuroNotes will have a less sinister answer for you, but it’s my personal suspicion that she’s a shill! Believe at will —

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  2. Happy New Year, Matt!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I believe this task is beyond me, but then, perhaps that is the point.

    Browning said that a man’s reach should exceed his grasp —

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  4. There are so many of us who have been encouraged to write and never did believing it was beyond our grasp. Write Matt. Grab a hold of it and write. All the best to you & your family. ❤

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  5. A book – wow, cool! I have faith in you, that you can do it. But it’s not a blind faith, with its foundation in assumption and wish thinking. It’s based on inductive reasoning, from having seen your work here on this blog. 😉

    Let us know how it goes.

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  6. Thanks y’all. Writing fiction is a whole other animal. Requires a lot of research to learn the game. And I dig that. 🙂


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