Thursday, 24 December 2009

Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda !

 Carneddau wild ponies above Ogwen Valley:N Wales

That's Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all those contributors,readers and everyone who has sent their good wishes. Coincidentally, it's just about three months since Footless Crow took to the cyber skies with it's first article. David Craig's lovely 'Falling Down' piece. In that time the mix of exclusive previously unpublished articles and works drawn from the archives appears to have worked rather well I think. The fact that Footless Crow has put on 500 new readers a month since that time shows that the blogazine is starting to find its niche in the world of outdoor writing.
Of course, it's all a work in progress so for 2010; more new articles and archived material. A much wider contributor base and hopefully, I'll be able to persuade female contributors to come on board and also offer young unpublished writers a platform for their work.
Rather belatedly, I hope to start introducing environmental articles and how about a bit of culture!
Book reviews,photography,mountain art and even poetry ?
One or two exciting things on the horizon which have to be confirmed but should make quite a splash if it all comes together, this space !
Now then.... I'm off for a mince pie and glass of rather rough vin rouge in front of the yule fire. Have a good holiday and see you in the new year. 

john appleby