It's about this time of year that I traditionally put out a “Happy Christmas” post. And, indeed, I'd like to wish a very Happy Christmas season to anyone who celebrates it.

However, one surprising aspect of turning on Ghost's membership features this year is realising how international my audience is — so it's possible that some of you don't celebrate Christmas at all.

So, um, Happy Holidays? Wonderful Winterval?

I'm over-thinking this, aren't I?

Good riddance to 2020

I think the one thing we can agree on is that 2020 was a bit of a rubbish year, and we'll all be happy to see the back of it. With vaccine needles going into arms, the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is in sight — even if it's an unknown distance away. And so, I can quite genuinely wish you all a happier and better 2021. Because it will, eventually, be better than things are now.

This has been a rough year for me, but not as rough as it has been for many. That said, having the majority of my work vanish in March, and the slow process of rebuilding my income since then has been challenging. It pushed me into launching paid membership here before I was truly ready. However, those of you who were my early adopters have my eternal thanks. Because of your faith in me, I have a growing base here to help build something that will help support everyone working to do more engaged publishing in 2020. I have some interesting plans for the year ahead, and I hope you'll stick with me through them.

I've taken the last week off to enjoy some more time with my family, and I'm only working part time this week. Look for a couple of quick review of the year posts before the year is done — and then a more regular schedule from January 4th.

Once again, thanks for reading — and I hope you and yours have a wonderful and healthy end of the year, and a much improved 2021.

Adam

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