Today marks the two year anniversary of when I started Feather Factor. I know that in the big blog scheme of things that still makes me a baby, but the date means a lot to me because it was my stretch goal after I had been blogging for a few weeks. Just to last two years. Back then I don’t think I had any idea about what a difficult but also rewarding experience it would be.
One of the first happy moments of Feather Factor that I will always remember was doing an interview with the fantastic George R. R. Martin, one of my favorite authors in the world. It is a something that I will remember forever and a testament to how kind of a person Mr. Martin is, that he was willing to spend some time with me for my tiny publication. I am so grateful to him and to everybody else who I’ve interviewed over these two years.
A few months ago, I ordered some custom journals from the wonderful Abdel Zaher in Cairo, one of the country’s oldest traditional bookbinders. I was able to customize almost everything – the paper, size, color – and was also able to engrave my initials and choose some specific insignia for the spine. The books were then hand delivered to my husband’s hotel in Cairo (by the lovely Yaser!). These journals are where I keep all my notes and and thoughts throughout the day and I often refer back to them when writing my posts.
I also ordered a journal for Mr. Martin with a rising sun insignia (“My sun and stars” from Game of Thrones being one of my favorite quotes from the book) as a small gift of appreciation. Our little interview has given me confidence and encouragement over the years and will always be a wonderful memory.
Over the last few years my life has changed in quite a few ways. Time is harder to find and I would love to find ways to continue writing on this site while balancing my other priorities. Thank you in advance for your patience and if you have any feedback on features you’d like to see, please let me know.
And finally, another thank you to everybody who has taken the time to stop by on this little space on the internet. It means so much to me and so thank you, thank you again!