A year ago today I had enough of studiously reading Instapudit while my children napped, and started my own blog. In the whole month of October 2010 I had 53 page-views. Sad. Later I met Linda and Vicky, and through them everyone else.
What a great experience it has been! I’m able to share my ideas with people around the globe, and even meet like-minded individuals in the Bay Area.
I can see how blogging is a bit like an addiction. When I pick up my daughter at pre-school and moms form an impromptu support group, my mind drifts to the post I’m about to write. I know I should really be figuring out my 2 year-old’s Halloween costume. He really wants to be a garbage man. Maybe he can be a Jewish janitor because he’s, you know, Jewish, and he likes to sweep too.
Because I have to balance parenting with reading other blogs, I do a lot of opening up a bunch of pages in the morning,reading at naptime and commenting once the kids are down for the day.
My favorite posts to write were, in politics department:
How Much Sense Does MSNBC Make?
In pop culture department, probably my favorite topic:
But is that one is too grad schoolish, although I was trying, obviously trying so hard to make it less so, try
Guilty pleasures in style and fashion subdivision:
Although I started the blog hoping to write about topics other than parenting, a good deal of my posts are about family and parenting. However, these topics seem to be unavoidable. They also seem to be the biggest crowd-pleasers:
My most overlooked posts were for Capitol Commentary, probably because late Soviet sci fi for pre-teens is not something Harrison is known for. I wrote about a TV series I grew up with, and I’m surprised I didn’t see many click-throughs, considering that Russians read my blog. Here it is, Adventures of Elektronik, Pt. 1 and 2.
Biggest disappointment? When my blogging buddies fall off the face of the net.
Biggest surprise? A nod of approval from anarchists.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention, I’m on twitter now. Two words sum up my experience: information overload. I open it now and then and see if anything jumps out at me.