Hello hello hello, all my fans who live all over the world! Guy Hogan is my name and flash fiction is my game. The Old Soldier is reporting for duty.
A few days ago, while I checked out my stats page, I clicked on the Monthly Summary link for all times. The summary only went back to February 2014. Which means that this version of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is only one year old this month.
Wow. One year.
The past year (and the immediate period just before the past year) was one of being shut down because of adult content, salvaging as much content as possible (I lost four years and only saved a few months) to begin over on a different hosting platform (WordPress.org) and finding a host (HostGator) that was okay with all the adult content and then finding an affiliate program (Mr. Skin/Naked News) that fit the magazine’s focus on commentaries, culture, erotic stories, things Pittsburgh and sex as art and entertainment; and all the while keeping my eyes on a vision of what the magazine could be and always tacking in that general direction no matter what happened on a daily basis.
My friends, we have one year under our belts. Now it’s time for year #2.
The Old Soldier salutes you!
So far today it’s been an overcast day in The ‘Burgh with occasional snow flurries and maybe it will get up to 33 degrees.
Well, the Old Soldier won’t be hanging out in Little Italy until I get some more fun money later this month. Yes, it’s always two weeks of fiesta and two weeks of bust for the Old Soldier; but I’m not complaining. I’ve embraced my bohemian lifestyle because during my bust period I get to work on all the things I neglected during my fiesta period.
It all works out nicely.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.