Outlandish Observations is 9 years old!
Nine years ago today, on August 28, 2008, I started Outlandish Observations!
I had two goals in mind when I started this blog. The first was simply to learn about blogging. The second was to create a central repository for news and information for OUTLANDER fans, a place where people could go to find answers to commonly asked questions, links to other OUTLANDER-related sites, and the latest information on Diana Gabaldon's new and upcoming releases.
To say that this blog has succeeded far beyond my wildest imaginings is a severe understatement! In the beginning, I never expected anyone to visit my site except a few dozen of my friends from the Compuserve Books and Writers Community and the Ladies of Lallybroch fan-site. I didn't talk about it on Compuserve for the first couple of years, because I was very reluctant to draw attention to it where Diana Gabaldon could see -- which seems silly in retrospect, but it's true. Suffice it to say that I did get over that shyness, eventually. <g>
Special thanks to all of my followers on the Outlandish Observations Facebook page! Last year at this time I had 8,752 followers on Facebook. Today that number is 9,604, an increase of 9.73%! I'm delighted that so many new people have found my site in recent months. Welcome! I hope you take some time to look around and see what else is available here.
Outlandish Observations was one of the first successful OUTLANDER-related blogs. These days there are dozens and dozens of fan-sites, Facebook groups, and so on. The more the merrier, as far as I'm concerned! <g> I'm proud to be a part of such a thriving, creative, and enthusiastic worldwide community of fans, united in our passion for these books and characters and this amazing story Diana Gabaldon has created, that is now being brought to life on TV.
I'm delighted to see so many new people discovering OUTLANDER as a result of the TV series! In case you're wondering, yes, I will be posting weekly recaps of the Season 3 episodes, just as I've done for the first two seasons. Look here for my Season 1 and 2 recaps.
No question about it, this is a very exciting time for OUTLANDER fans everywhere! It's quite a challenge to keep up with everything that's going on these days, and I hope you're finding this site helpful.
Many, many thanks to all of you who've visited Outlandish Observations over the past nine years. It's been an amazing journey, and I'm so glad you've come along for the ride.
THANK YOU ALL!!