Dante’s Optimism Returns: Enduring Optimism


Almost two years ago, I shut this baby blog down. My precious creation. My emotional state dictates this blog. Always has. So, when my optimism ran out, I felt like a hypocrite blogging about something I didn’t have. I felt like you would be able to see that my stuff wouldn’t be genuine.

I would rather not blog, than have poor quality work churning out just because. So, here we are.

Dante’s Optimism is back! I’ll link you to the reason why it’s back. After you read that, come back here.

You’re back? Great!

So, now that you’ve read that, you know there is a weekly segment coming, called: Enduring Optimism. I’ve had a lot of optimism type featured posts here, but I think this is a winner. Well, I mean, they all were winners when I thought them up, but yeah.

So, my plan is each week, I’ll share some items. Nothing crazy; just a boost of optimism. I’m starting really slow, too. I hope that one day I have the energy and drive to bring it daily. But, for now, each week. I should be able to handle that.

So, welcome back, my fellow Optimists! Let’s endure this life.


The end of Dante’s Optimism is here

In 2011, I started a blog. It was called Dante’s Opinion. It grew into something more. It grew into this.

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the end of Dante’s Optimism. My optimism. And, for now, this is the end of my blogging career.

At first, I was just going to let the blog sit here and gather dust. But, when I look at the number of subscribers and comments and fans, I realize I owe you an explanation. Some of you have been following me for years. Following my optimism. I’m going to tell you why this is the end.

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Making adjustments to the newsletter

I’m making some slight adjustments to the newsletter. A lot of new stuff you’ll see have been on the site before. Alright, so the core changes are that I’m adding what used to be weekly features to the monthly newsletter.


  • Monday Motivation
  • Tuesday Testimony
  • Wednesday Word
  • Thursday Thought
  • Friday Funny

So, with that said, let me break it down to you what you’ll see starting with August. I’m listing in no particular order of how it’ll appear:

  • Optimist’s Challenge
  • Opening quote and words (Thursday Thought and Monday Motivation)
  • Testimony (Tuesday Testimony)
  • Scripture (Wednesday Word)
  • Funny image (Friday Funny)
  • Good/Positive/Optimistic news

For those of you already subscribed, there’s not much of a change in what you’ll see. It’s just a little more structured and some of the sections will be adjusted to match what used to be the weekly posts here.

There will be three images (Thursday Thought, Wednesday Word, and Friday Funny) but I may change that if only because I don’t want too big of an email. So, sometimes the Word and Funny may be just text (the Funny would be a joke at that point instead of a meme or whatever). I’ll play around with it.

So, that’s it. Just a little update on how things are going.

Weekly Funnies 32

Weekly Optimism 6

Weekly Optimism 5