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

Weekly Optimism 4