Exactly one year ago, on 25th May 2013, I posted my first article, writing about my inspiration and aspirations for this blog. 18,888 page views later, “Dance’s Historical Miscellany” has been more successful than I could have ever hoped. When I started, I imagined that it would remain very small scale, perhaps read mainly by friends and family. Yet since then, my blog has attracted readers from all over the world, and I have been thrilled by all the positive feedback I have received through social media and word of mouth.
To celebrate this anniversary, I have created two new sections, to be found at the top of the page: “Archive” and “Resources”. In the “Archive” page I have gathered all my posts under specific themes, which I hope will be easier to navigate than the traditional chronologically ordered archive. The “Resources” page is an extensive list of useful online historical resources, featuring links and short descriptions. It will be updated and expanded periodically and will, I hope, be helpful to anyone with an interest in history who wants to learn more and gain access to quality primary sources.
Over the last 12 months, my blog has undergone considerable changes in design and layout. However, my aim has remained the same: to share my enthusiasm for history with a wider public, by writing about interesting stories, people and things from all eras of history. I have gained enormous enjoyment from writing this blog and hope that you too have enjoyed reading it. Many thanks to all my readers – keep coming back for more articles on a diverse range of historical topics!