Blog Rejuvenation: The Life of a Poet

Although I have traveled far and wide, I am never far from the Monongahela Valley. I am a second-generation American; the Old Countries are never far from me. The wood, and hills, rivers and “cricks” have given me an appreciation for nature.


     A few months ago I was thrilled to see that the blog reached 100,000 hits!  Since then action has slowed down. That caused me to wonder what I was doing, or not doing, to hold people's interest.
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I looked over some statistics, and saw that My music-related posts do well, and that while the majority of my audience is from the USA, there is a healthy world-wide readership, which pleases me no end. Take a look here:

449
406
Oct 30, 2016, 
392
Oct 31, 2016, 
381
375
Entry Pageviews
United States
92014
Russia
4594
France
1704
South Korea
1545
Germany
1474
Portugal
1143
United Kingdom
514
Poland
406
Ukraine
206
Canada
195


     I have had a busy few months, and have not been as disciplined about posting. Maybe that is part of the reason. Nothing bad has happened: quite the contrary! In May I became a grandfather, and spent a lot of the Summer with Holden Allen Turfa.  Accents came the same day that he did, and I have spent some time promoting the book. This semester has been busy, but it getting better. There are a few other things, but they can wait for later. 

     I will post more frequently, I promise. Let me close for today talking about mentoring. There are a few poets out there who have been kind enough to let me advise them. They are literally from around the world, have fascinating backgrounds, and are at different stages in their poetic lives. I learn from them as