First and foremost, my sincerest apologies for having been away/inactive for so long. Unfortunately, "real life" and other such things got in the way just a wee bit. But now I'm back and ready to begin posting regularly to this blog again.
If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you probably missed the poll I put out a few weeks ago: If I were to occasionally discuss other fandoms on this blog, would you mind? The general consensus was either, "I'd love to read more about the things you're interested in!" or, "I would only read the Tolkien-themed posts, but feel free to go ahead and expand."
Personally, I feel that posting a variety of things will help expand both my blog as well as my audience; for awhile I had tried (unsuccessfully) to run a second blog for the "non-Tolkien" stuff. I believe having everything in one place will be much easier to manage; I will also have an easier time updating this blog as frequently as I'd like.
If you're only interested in my Tolkien posts, don't you worry! That will still be my top priority here – which actually brings me to my next topic of discussion.
I would like this blog to become more of an academic/informative area in regards to Tolkien; as such, I am currently working on a few short essays to post in what I hope will be the near future. Here's where I need your help: if there's anything in all of Tolkien's works that you're interested in, confused about, or just want to learn more about, please leave a comment below, shoot me a message on Facebook, or Tweet me your suggestion!
And, as always, thank you for reading my blog, following me on Facebook/Twitter, and – most importantly – putting up with my extended absence!