Today is the one year anniversary of when I first began writing on Philosophical Rambler. It has been a very eventful and memorable year to say the least. I have had the opportunity to meet countless people that have forever changed my life and hopefully I have impacted them as well. When I began writing this blog, I had no expectation it would grow to where it is today. I am extremely blessed and thankful to be in the position that I am just one year later.
There was never a single day when I thought about giving up, that was not an option. There have been some pretty special moments throughout this year, some of which I will recount here now. When my first chapbook, Time Eternal, was released I had undergone surgery and was in tremendous pain as I pushed the button to publish what would become an Amazon bestseller in Philosophy Aesthetics. The moment I saw, thanks due to the great support of many people, that Time Eternal had reached #55 on the Amazon Philosophy Aesthetics charts I was literally smiling ear to ear. I had made it. Shortly thereafter Time Eternal would start being sold at Barnes and Noble IUPUI. Once again, I had made it. From the beginning, my dream had been to get into B&N, as that is one of the most prestigious places an author can get into. I have bought many books through B&N through the years, as I appreciate their classic series for its affordable price and quality.
Around this time, May, I had the unique opportunity of visiting a historic house in southern Indiana and writing there for several hours. Wow, I had made it. The poetry from that day is completely unreleased, I hope to publish it as a chapbook at some point when I feel that the time is right. I am very proud of what was written that day, I can stand behind it.
I could keep going, but the most memorable experience of all was the day that I was featured in the Current newspaper. All of the people in my hometown saw a headline and article about Philosophical Rambler in print! I had really made it! Several people noticed that article and congratulated me, someone they knew was famous for achieving his dream. That will forever be one of the best days of my life.
Shoutout to Steven Colborne, a close friend of mine who has provided me with so much advice and guidance. Check out his work, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed. Big thanks to J. Warner Wallace, Lee Strobel, Steve Poe, Christopher Satoor, Russell Walter, Unkonfined, Micah Davis, Aaron White, Jake Hirsch, Devyn Tarr, and so many more people.
I can’t wait to see the opportunities that 2022 will present to Philosophical Rambler. I have the same goal that I did day one, impact people. I will continue doing that every day of my life. Thank you to everyone who has read my work and supported me. I will forever be thankful to you. Onto a new year of Philosophical Rambler!
Collin Cooper, Founder of Philosophical Rambler
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