A year ago today, we began our adventure here at the LR Blog with a little introductory post, in which we wrote:
Thank you for all of your support and patience [as] we continue to build LR piece by piece. We look forward to carrying on more conversations with you in the weeks and months to come.
Today, that sentiment still remains true. We are still so grateful to you, our readers, contributors, and supporters: to everyone who’s ever read an LR post or browsed our first issue, who’s ever submitted their work, who’s ever linked to or responded to our content, Tweeted about us (or retweeted something we’ve posted), shared our posts on Facebook, patiently waited through one of our many deadline extensions or extended hiatuses, helped to spread the word about us, encouraged us with kind words, offered us advice, volunteered to assist us, given us a shoutout at a reading, agreed to pass out our materials alongside their own . . . thank you. Without you, LR would not have been able to grow and thrive. We have loved every bit of the conversations in which we’ve engaged with you during these last 12 months, and look forward to many more, and ever more interesting, dialogues with you in the months and years to come.
If you’d like to help us celebrate today, we’ll be Tweeting little flashbacks to posts from our first year throughout the day. To follow along, look us up on Twitter (@LanternReview) and search for the hashtag #LRAnniversary.
Our humblest thanks, once again, for all of your continued encouragement and support. Truly, we feel very, very blessed.
All the best,
Iris & Mia
LR Editorial Staff.