At left is our 44th issue – our August 2015 "The Animals" issue.
Our October issue is just about half finished and it is looking good . . . and spooky, since it is our Halloween issue.
Clicking on the cover image to your left will take you to the eighth issue for 2015. ALL earlier issues can be accessed using the tabs above.
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Meanwhile, we have three important announcements to make
FIRST – With this issue, we are going to an every-other-month publishing schedule. Our next issue will appear in October and, though a Halloween issue, its theme will be Wee Folk and Monsters, which seems pretty suitable for that holiday. There may be other types of stories that creep in and that's OK. After that, our next issue will be the Christmas "Gifts" issue, with all types of offerings for our reader.
Next year we will publish in February, April, June, August, October and December. Themes are posted in the current issue.
SECONDLY – We've added a DONATE button seen to the upper left of this page. Every step of the way the Celtic Guide has been created by volunteers. Not a single penny has ever been made by any contributor or even by the publisher. All money's generated have more than been eaten up by costs. To slow down the train for so many great people who work on this, we've decided this bi-monthly schedule would let us stay in the game, without taxing everyone so much.
A few folks have asked where they could donate to our cause. To generate a little more money towards cost, we are taking a page form Wikipedia in asking our readers to feel free to donate if they wish. On the other hand, no one is expected to donate. It is a free will thing, only if you wish to. Click the DONAE button for instructions.
THIRDLY – We've added a BLOG page. It will take awhile to get this rolling as we are just getting familiar with the blogging software, and working to understand it. This feature will help fill in the gap of having just 6 issues per year. Give us a chance to get this blog going.
Of course, there is always the Facebook page with lots of postings there, too.
We finally made it to over 16,500 Facebook 'likes' and would have many more had not Facebook tightened up restrictions on likes!
We began our fourth year with 62,381 website hits on our counter and have jumped to 70,987 hits as of this July upload. We base this on the counter located on this page, however, based on weebly.com stats, we actually get many other hits that don't register here but take searchers to other parts of this website, especially directly to our latest issue. These number as many as 210,000 hits since we started, or about 5,000 hits per issue since we first began this adventure over 3.5 years ago. It's exciting to learn that many of these hits come right after the new issue is posted, meaning people are anxious to read the next issue.
We've had volunteer authors, photographers, and illustrators from the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. With this, we are covering pretty much the entire Celtic World in some respect or another. We've also been helpful to people in South Africa, Chile, Romania, and Austria! People from fifteen countries, in all, have participated in our little adventure called the Celtic Guide.
Our August issue is our 44th issue, bringing the halfway mark of 2015 with it. All of our issues celebrating Celtic heritage, and all available free using the tabs above. We certainly hope you enjoy our completely volunteer efforts! We're still here, dedicated to Celtic storytelling.