Today marks the three-year blogiversary of Think Wilder. It's been quite a busy year for me and for the blog. During the past year I started writing for Psychedelic Times, participated on a panel for a Psychedelic Career Day webinar (hosted by the Toronto Psychedelic Society), created a monthly Think Wilder email newsletter, and increased the output of blog posts on this site.
At the one-year blogiversary of Think Wilder, I announced a full 2.0 site redesign. That redesign made it easier to navigate through the site and improved its visual design. A UI/UX upgrade, if you will.
During last year's two-year blogiversary I made the promise that I would start writing more featured posts and dedicate more time to writing and working on the blog. That goal is sort of difficult to measure, but I do feel like I dedicated more time to writing and working on the blog and ended up publishing more featured posts toward the latter half of the year. I feel like this last year pushed me harder as a writer than any years prior, and I'm proud of the work that I accomplished—both with this site and other writing endeavors.
I have three announcements that I am excited to make about new pages that I have created for this site.
For a long time I think that it's been tough for a brand-new Think Wilder visitor to know where to get started on the site. That's why I created a new Start Here page that will give new readers a taste of what to expect from this blog. And if you've been around for a while but haven't checked out my back catalog of blog posts, you might like to take a look at it as well.
Although I have written for a few web sites in the past, I've been wanting to expand even more and start writing for some new blogs and publications. So to that end, I created a new Hire Me page to let publishers and editors know that I can be hired for freelance writing projects. I'm hoping that I can get some more clients and get featured on some other publications during the next year. If you have a blog or publication and are looking for writers, feel free to get in touch with me and we can find out whether my services would be a good fit for you.
In fact, I only started making some money from freelance writing projects during this past year. Ever since the start, Think Wilder has been a labor of love. I've put money and effort into the site but haven't made a cent off of this blog. Part of that is because I do not want to become an ad-supported project, and haven't been willing to host ads here. I've decided that I am more interested in giving the patron-supported model a try. Now there is a Support page on this site that will enable readers who are willing and able to donate to offset the expenses for keeping this blog can begin doing so. If you feel that you have gotten value from my blog in the past, I encourage you to make a donation to my Patreon account. I will be grateful for anything that you are able to contribute—thank you!
As you can see, it's been a busy year for Think Wilder. Each year this blog becomes more mature and my skills as a writer improve. I'm excited to see what happens during the next year and hope you'll stick with me on that journey.