Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Editorial Comment and Update!


     




     If you have been paying attention to this page recently, you will have noticed the very small addition of a few strategically placed ads. Google has decided this blog is now popular enough, I might begin making a few coins from my writing. It has been an uphill slog and I am actually very happy this has come about.

     My writing and, my posting frequency should be increasing relatively soon. The Modern Medievalist Community Page on Facebook has really taken off. For those of you who found me via the community page, thank you very much.  The page now has over 4,318 "Likes" and is seen by tens of thousands each day. Several of my personal friends have joined the editorial side of the page and are posting on a regular basis-which incidentally now frees me up to write here.

     I am now working on several interviews, which should hopefully demonstrate, the medieval world, or at least the vestiges of the medieval world still exist and even have a relevance in today's modern world...

    There are big things afoot, as Sherlock Holmes would say, in Scotland. Not the least is the upcoming 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. -(It should be noted that the police authorities in Scotland are warning the future attendee's that blades of any sort will not be allowed at the planned event.) The proscription against having any sort of blades, is more than a constabulary being cautious in my opinion. I believe it is one of the last vestiges of a peeved English sense of pride being reminded of a significant battle they actually lost.

     I hope to bring several profiles and interview with various Scottish Lords and Clan Chieftains. Not only to show the medieval origins of various Clans and how they exist today, but also to get their informed opinion on the up and coming Scottish Referendum regarding Scotland's Independence.

    I am also in the process of scheduling interviews with writers who have opened up the whole Medieval Genre. It is one of the genres that is growing, beyond science fiction and fantasy. Although talking to my friends who write historical based fiction, it is one of the hardest to make a living in.

   Please be patient with me. The horizons of the blog will soon be expanding. But this takes a little bit of time and effort. I will also endeavor to keep posting all of the wonderful pictures and profiles of friends who like to wear shiny bits of armour.

All my very best!

-DS Baker.