Well, we’ve almost got another one on the books. 2022 was a year where work kept getting busier, which has had further suppressive effects on my blogging frequency. I also had some personal issues. One I alluded to with the security post in October, and with which I’m still dealing with some aftereffects. Another has been painful dental issues for the last couple of months. These and other matters have resulted in a pretty low posting frequency, particularly in the later part of the year.
And it shows in the site stats with only 48 posts (before this one), as compared to last year’s 68 or 2020’s 112. But at least the visitor counts are up a bit, so maybe there’s something to be said for less of the fluffier entertainment posts I used to keep volumes up last year. (Not that I’m about to stop doing those when the mood hits. See below.) And we’ve done 2331 comments together. Not as high as previous years, but still a lot of good conversations.
I’ve also been a bit distracted in the last couple of months with Mastodon, which I’ll admit is like a shiny new toy. I’ve been on Twitter since its early days, and those of you still there know I am too, but recent and upcoming changes seem to be exacerbating its exhibitionist culture. Mastodon is emerging as a better place for just talking. Hope to eventually see more of you there!
Anyway, as always, I remain grateful for my online friends and the deep and interesting conversations we have, wherever they happen. You make life much more bearable and interesting. Thank you!
Whatever Christmas means to you, I hope you and your friends and family are safe and having a wonderful holiday season. Here’s hoping for another great year of discussions on consciousness, space, quantum mechanics, sci-fi, and whatever else comes up.
(Speaking of fluffy entertainment, something worth checking out if you haven’t already is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, a name that seems designed to evoke another holiday special a long time ago on a network far far away. Lighthearted entertainment with surprisingly good production values for a holiday special. It even moves the canon forward a bit.)