Happy Birthday to Luke-Shelton.com!

Hello everyone!

This website has just passed the one-year mark, and I just wanted to write a post to celebrate the past year..and what a year!

I have been absolutely blow away by the support and interaction with readers and contributors! I wanted to share a few of the milestones with you all, as I try to stay as transparent as possible:

In the first year, the website has seen:

  • 114 published posts (more than 66,000 words!)
  • 62 contributors
  • nearly 15,000 visitors
  • over 20,000 views
  • almost a comment per post on average
  • more than one ‘like’ per post on average
  • a nomination for the Tolkien Society Awards 2019

None of these things would have been possible without the support and contributions of readers and fans. I rely on readers and contributors much more than a typical blog because of the design and aim of the Tolkien Experience Project! So I thank each and every one of you for your support in making this website a success! Keep spreading the word and we can make the Tolkien Experience Project an excellent repository for fan experience!

I also wanted to share with you that the URL tolkienexperience.com now forwards to my website! So feel free to share that with friends if it is easier to remember!

Introduction

Hello everyone!

I have decided to completely revamp the website for a number of technical and professional reasons. Over the next several months, I will be posting older material from my first website as flashbacks, but I will also be incorporating newer material that I am currently interested in/developing for future projects.

It should be an exciting time, and I welcome you all to share in the journey!