Hello everybody! Happy New Year’s! I hope everyone had a wonderful time the other night, and that you’ve all recovered from any…excessive celebrations by now (hey, sleep deprivation is no joke!). I hope you stayed safe and, if you live anywhere even as cold as Oklahoma, which is hardly devastating in terms of winter conditions but still, I hope you stayed warm.
I assume that if you’re reading this, on an odd day (I’ve been good about posting regularly on Tuesday and Thursday) you’ve either stumbled across this blog by random (in which case Yay! New friend!) or you’re one of our regular readers, in which case, I just want to say, thank you.
I appreciate everyone who has clicked through here in the past year, read the articles, maybe shared a few. In college, I discovered that what I wanted in life was to write and to use writing as a means to communicate and reach out to people. That I get to write about martial arts, for a community of martial artists, is more than I would have hoped for.
My resolution for 2019 is to continue growing this blog and its readership, and to expand our martial arts community even further. To that end, I’m asking for your help. What types of posts do you want to see more of in 2019? What martial arts haven’t gotten enough love? Do you want to write for the Centurion? I’m always looking for guest writers, and as Gandhi said, “Write the copy you want to see in the world” (or something like that).
Let me know in the comments, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! (Yes, that spells “slob ban.” My parents clearly weren’t thinking about auto-generated email addresses when they named me. At least I’m not Barbara or Beth or something.)
Anyway. Thank you all again! I look forward to hearing from you, and to the rest of 2019! Here’s to a wonderful new year for us all!