December 7 2011

Another year–or thereabout

I was having so much fun writing in November I forgot to notice that I’ve been doing this version of the blog for over a year now. Today also happens to be my birthday so it seems like a good day for a review of the past year.
I think it’s been going along pretty well. I’ve been writing things–that was one of my goals and that has worked out. This will be the 115th post I’ve made, so about 1 every three days.
I’ve had some nice comments and virtually met some interesting people. There have been a couple of thousand views and that seems to be gradually increasing.
On a purely mechanism side, using WordPress as the blogging tool has worked pretty nicely. The spam filters available seem to catch most of the spam and the tools seem to meet the needs of my usage. Before I started I toyed with the idea of doing something from scratch for fun but then I decided I already had enough fun things on my plate. That’s turned out to be a good pick.
So far this year I’ve read 76 books. I used to regularly read over 100 and so at first it seems like there is a fall off, but I also see that the average number of pages is 341 so maybe it really is that books are getting longer in general.
I voted on the Hugo’s for the first time this year. That was quite a bit of fun and I plan on doing that again. Actually, I plan on attending the World Science Fiction convention for the first time this coming year. I’ve always wanted to do that and somehow hadn’t ever gotten around to it.
I’m thinking of doing a detailed re-read of a book sometime this year and posting about it as I go. I haven’t quite decided on the format or frequency but it will be something like they do over at Tor.com.
All in all, 2011 went pretty well. We’ll have to see what all 2012 has in store.



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Posted December 7, 2011 by user in category "Meta

4 COMMENTS :

  1. By EEGiorgi on

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    And hats off to you for reading that many books. I’m jealous! 😉

    You’re one of the interesting people I’ve virtually met through my blog, and I just want to add that it’s been a great pleasure and I really enjoy your comments to my blog as well as your posts here. So, thank you!

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  2. By Ian on

    Happy (belated) Birthday!

    I hope you can make it to Worldcon next year. I hope to be there, too (with the usual work/life caveats, of course), so I’ll keep an eye open for you.

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