And about flippin’ time as well…
There have been times this year where I have questioned the relevance of continuing what at times appeared rather a frivolous and indulgent platform amid something as urgent and potentially lethal as the C-19 pandemic’s indifferent swathe through lives and livelihoods. In the end however, I think the correct decision was to abide, and one I trust that you can concur with.
As we gingerly dip our toes into 2021, I’d like to take a moment to thank DTW’s contributors; in particular Daniel and Andrew (without whom I really don’t think I could have continued this year), but also to Bruno and Robertas, who have also gone above and beyond throughout 2020. Additionally, Christopher and Richard, not to mention a number of others (they know who they are) have been such a support throughout these trying times.
Driven to Write, despite the inconveniences and challenges this past year has thrown up (and they have been at times considerable) has ended the year with a 70% uplift in viewing figures over that of 2019, an outcome which is very gratifying. We are not driven by viewing figures as such, but such markers are nevertheless a measure of our reach. Uninfluential we may remain, but now to a broader audience.
To all our readers, and especially those of you who regularly comment below the line with such good grace, wit and conviviality, our enormous thanks. It is you who bring this site to life.
On behalf of DTW and all therein, I wish you all a safe, healthy and considerably more expansive 2021.
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