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It wouldn't have been possible without three things. The first is an amazingly talented team of writers that provide top notch content, three times a week, 52 weeks a year. The second is our faithful readers who not only read us three times a week, but share what they read here with others. And finally, our Managing Editor Robert Johnson, whose tireless efforts and devotion to this effort has made it a resounding success.
One of the things I'm most proud of is the Midnight Freemasons blog. We are making a difference beyond my wildest expectations. You only need to read a few pieces to realize what has made this blog so successful. It's the passion our writers have for the subjects we talk about here. Men have joined our great Fraternity because of the things they've read here--we hear that all the time. Lodges all across the nation have gotten ideas from our blog and put them to use. The things we talk about get talked about in Lodges, in Grand Lodges, in Masonic forums, and appendant bodies. Our blog pieces are used for Lodge education, and are frequently reprinted in Masonic newsletters and magazines.
And our writers are involved in everything! Our writers don't just write, they do things! They write blogs. They record podcasts. They publish books. They write for Masonic magazines and journals. They speak. They serve as officers in their Lodges. They are Shriners, and York Rite, and Scottish Rite, Tall Cedars, Allied Masonic Degrees, and on and on and on. If we started listing the titles and positions that have applied to our team of writers, it would be an impressive list indeed. When they write about a subject, you can be sure they're writing based on their own unique knowledge and experience. I believe that's what makes us unique--as it was once said, it's one thing to research and write a book from the library archives, and another thing altogether to write it from the trenches.
I thank the writers, I thank our tireless editor Robert Johnson, but most of all, I thank our dedicated readers that have come back again and again! Something tells me the second million hits won't take nearly as long as the first million!
Todd E. Creason, is the Founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and is a regular contributor. He is the author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is the author of the From Labor to Refreshment blog. He is a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL), and currently serves as the Secretary, and is also a member of Homer Lodge No. 199 where he serves as Senior Warden. He is a member the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, the York Rite Bodies of Champaign/Urbana (IL), the Ansar Shrine (IL), Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees, Charter President of the Illini High Twelve in Champaign-Urbana (IL), and a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He is a charter member of a new Illinois Royal Arch Chapter, Admiration Chapter U.D. He was named the 2014 Illinois Secretary of the Year Award by the Illinois Masonic Secretaries Association. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org