A Warm Welcome to All of Our New Subscribers and Our New “Essays” Tab

It’s been a real pleasure for SomethingLikeaLawyer and I to watch the site grow. We’re thrilled that you all have subscribed, and we’re looking forward to bringing quality ASOIAF content your way over the months and years before The Winds of Winter and after. And we’ll have a few exciting announcement within the next few months, so stay tuned and as always, tell your ASOIAF friends about us. We love getting new subscribers and would be thrilled if you all spread the (hopefully) good word. And if you’ve never subscribed on account of not having a WordPress account, you can always follow us by e mail (The “Follow” button is on the top left corner if you’re wondering where it is). That way, you’ll get an e mail sent directly to your inbox when either of us publishes.

Our main goal here is to provide detailed analysis in a long-form essay format. We try to keep our analysis grounded in the text of the books, but we also attempt to use history, politics, military strategy and tactics (both historical and modern) to augment our analysis.

WordPress has been a great boon for us to do this. However, there are limitations. To find an essay that you’re looking for, you often have to scroll through several pages on the blog itself. In that light, we’ve created a new tab at the top of our site called EssaysThis tab is intended to help organize our work by series. This is a much easier way to peruse the different essays that SomethingLikeaLawyer and I have written. Also, you’ll be able to see some of the essays that we’re all working on, so it’s a good chance to get an advance preview of some of the work we’re doing. So, click on that and enjoy! Adam Feldman of the Meereenese Blot was kind enough to walk me through the steps on how to create this. So thanks to Adam!

Finally, we’ll be introducing a new writer here in the next few months. I won’t spoil who the author is, but he has some pretty fascinating concepts that he’s working on for the blog. Keep your eyes out.

Thanks again for reading both this little post and all the other essays we do here! We love comments, so let us know if there’s anything we can do better.

Cheers,

Brynden

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5 responses to “A Warm Welcome to All of Our New Subscribers and Our New “Essays” Tab

  1. Hey guys,

    You can also a tag cloud or tag drop-down menu to help people sort through the posts. This way, someone can read all the posts related to the book they just read / the character they’re interested in instead of scanning the whole essay list and (maybe) being spoiled or overwhelmed.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. “you can also _add_ a tag cloud” obviously. My keyboard’s taken to eating letters lately…

  3. Julius

    What do you say about a spanish translation of some of these essays? There are things here that would be great to share with non-english speakers fans.

    • A while ago, a Russian reader asked if she could translate the essays into Russian, and I agreed. I think it’s wonderful if folks want to take some of our work and translate it for a wider audience. My feeling is that you (or anyone else) is welcome to translate the essays into Spanish or another language. My only request is that if you publish online to please link to the original source on this blog. Let me know if you’d like to pursue this course!

  4. Jackie Coogan

    Hi your essays are very interesting… I was wondering if you could do an analysis about Jon´s time of Lord Comander?

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