Okay, had to bring back the Han and Leia pics. I don't have a whole lot to say today, but I realized it had been a week since we'd updated and we can't have that! Need to keep the material fresh if people are going to stay interested.
I have noticed something since we started writing this blog. It seems that the number of Han and Leia stories popping up over on ff.net have drastically increased. About a year and a half ago I started checking there almost every day for new stories. It would routinely be days between updates, sometimes over a week. Lately it's rare that something new doesn't pop up at least every twenty-four hours. When I would finish a story a year ago it would've stayed probably in the top five for a couple of weeks and would take months to fall off the first page. Now it only takes a couple of weeks!
Maybe this is purely coincidence, but I do feel as though as soon as we started asking for new stories, we started to get them. I used to read each new thing the minute it popped up and now it takes me a while because I am having a hard time keeping up. It's a nice change and it's great to see so many new writers out there. And please, don't be afraid to comment here and say hello!
I think that the publishing of more stories can inpsire others as well. If you stumble upon a fandom that hasn't had a new story in like a year then I bet you'd be more reluctant to want to post something there. Who would even know to look for it? An active community certainly leads to more participation. So thank you all for keeping things going. I love that there are still things to talk about with this couple that has been around even longer than I have.
*Edit to add*
Oh, finally! This is totally unrelated to this post, but I recently I mentioned a story in which it had Han being the virgin and Leia offering to, well, help him with that. Don't get too excited because we don't get to read about the fun stuff, but I at least found it: http://tarrantnostra.com/pat/nussman/inrights.htm