Stephen Newman

An Apology To My Readers by Stephen Newman

In a prior blog, I was complaining because I was convinced that nobody was actually reading my blogs. I have no way to view the site, and wasn’t even aware that people could leave comments.

I spoke to my girlfriend, Anja, today, and she told me that I get tons of comments, and tons of people read my blogs. She just assumed I knew that already. She told me that on my last blog, over 16 people had left comments.

So where does that leave me? Let’s just say I feel like a douche! I had all these awesome people reading my blogs, and here I am crying like a little baby about how nobody loves me.

So I’m sending a heartfelt apology to all of you who have read my blogs. And all who have commented. I’ve asked Anja to send me some of your comments, so I’ll know what you like and don’t like. I’m doing this for me, but I also am writing for you. I want people out there to get a more realistic understanding of what life is like in here. So if there are any topics you’d like me to cover, please let me know. You can write me at or post comments here and Anja will pass them on to me. Thanks everyone!

Stephen Newman
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  1. Hey Stephen, via Anja, I just came across your blog today. I first one I read was re no one reading, then I saw this one with your apology, so of course read it. Since no one realizes you could not access the replies, there is certainly no need to feel bad and apologize.
    Now, I am going to read some of the prior posts, and will be looking forward to more in the future,
    God Bless,

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  2. I never realised you couldn’t read and respond to comments! Duh – now I understand. What we take for granted is anything but for you guys. More cudos to you for keeping up with it. I hope you have a system in place now so that you can at least read what people are saying.

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  3. I read your last blog in which you felt as though no one was reading you. Without having the ability to see how could you know? It is an honest mistake that can be made. I have enjoyed your writing and look forward to reading more from you.

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  4. Nah, don’t apologise! I’ve been reading your blogs (and many others) for a while now, but I didn’t know for ages that you couldn’t read the comments! Personally, I really enjoy your wry observations on the day-to-day goings on. They are interesting, but also pretty funny at times! If you’re looking for inspiration, one topic I’d been keen to get your perspective on is friendships in prison. Can you make good friends, is there much room for encouragement/trust? I guess the dynamic of having to live with people you’ve never met/might not choose to voluntarily even hang out with is just really bizarre in the human experience!

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  5. Steve I do indeed read your writing – I can tell you’ve be n doing this a long time because you’re much better than the others. Eventually they can catch up with practice – but I just wanted to touch base to let u know that if what I’ve read – everything is great – you have a talent. Your writing flows smoothly and it’s most always interesting. You se m to comfortably leave the prison world behind. Thanks for your effort-
    Ttyl …. 🙂

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