March 31, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the first-ever post of the Sparrow Tree Square blog! Since 2006, I've been sharing my favorite public domain literature with readers through Sparrow Tree Square magazine, a free online literary magazine. I started Sparrow Tree Square as a homeschooled teenager, and originally I thought that perhaps the only people who would read the magazine would be my family and myself. Now, five years later, I am still surprised and thrilled that so many people enjoy and use Sparrow Tree Square in their homes and classrooms. It makes doing something I love even better to know that other people love it, too.

One of my favorite aspects of running Sparrow Tree Square has always been hearing from readers of the magazine. For most of the time I've been running Sparrow Tree Square, the primary way I interacted with fans was through e-mail. Although websites like Blogger, Twitter, and Facebook existed during the earlier days of Sparrow Tree, I wasn't fully aware of how they worked or how they could help me to connect with readers.

This year brings Sparrow Tree Square's fifth anniversary, and it also brings what I hope will be better opportunities for me to interact with people who like the magazine and enjoy literature as much as I do. Sparrow Tree Square has now been on Twitter and Facebook since last December, and this month marks the inaugural post of the Sparrow Tree Square blog. I hope that this blog will be a place where we can discuss books, poetry, homeschooling, education, and other topics of interest to Sparrow Tree Square readers.

This blog will also be a place to discuss new ideas and new directions for Sparrow Tree Square, and to get feedback from readers regarding what they'd like to see. Right now, I'm working on what I hope will be a great new resource for fans of the magazine-- stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

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