As the long-term readers here are aware, I become scarce about this time of year, and remain that way until November. My work takes me out into the field for the next several months, and my time, opportunity, and inclination to write blog posts takes a major hit. A week from now, that cycle is going to start again. Besides the usual workload, I am once again breaking in a new assistant, which means even less time. Now, on to the other stuff.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of this blog, although the “first post” came about a week later. As the title shows, I’ve averaged a post every three days, although a look at the archives by month would show a rather large jump in productivity during some months compared to others. This year was probably the one where I turned out the fewest postings, for a number of reasons.
As some may have noticed, my posting frequency has been dropping, and it’s going to be (at best) intermittent until sometime around early November. My job has shifted to “field season,” which means I’ll be out of contact for periods of time and what spare time I do have is usually spent on other things besides blogging. What blogging I might be able to squeeze in is probably going to end up on my other blog, not here. Now, on to the politics!
If you look at the Archives “posting history” here, you’ll notice that the number of posts I produce sinks like a stone from May through September, and often into October. The reason for that is that my professional life – i.e.; the stuff that I actually get paid to do – shifts into high gear during that time, and I’m often far away from computer access.