I’ve let the blog go a good amount, moving from daily updates to weekly… and I think things kept quiet on here for maybe a week and a half. I don’t think it got quite to two weeks, but it got closer to that than it’s ever gotten.
I’ve picked my best ten days each year, since the blog started. If you’re interested… you can see all the days I picked, going all the way back to 2003.
Well, this was going to be a “this daily blog is starting to feel like a weekly blog” post. But as I was looking back over things, I guess I already did that… back in August.
You’d think that with being at home 24/7, I’d have more time. And in some really weird turn of events, that doesn’t really seem to be the case. I’m thinking now of the adage that work meetings will always fill up the time you schedule them for. It seems like that’s holding true for me, in terms of work.
It’s harder to find meaningful things to post each day, when most days follow the same sequence (computer, TV, sleep). But maybe it’s even more essential to keep this up, to find those things that make one day different from the one before. I had that philosophy regarding the blog, once upon a time a long while ago… and perhaps it’s not being put more fully to the test.
I looked over all my posts from 2019, and created my Ten Best Days list for the year. It was a tough thing narrowing them down, and interesting to note that the bulk of my favorite days happened towards the end of the year.
Ever since 2003, I’ve been keeping track of what I felt were the Ten Best Days of a given year. Since I’ve mostly been consistent in terms of daily updates on this blog… I’ve got an easier time than most, when it comes to looking back on the previous year.
I started this daily blog fifteen years ago. And this is the very first photo I posted, in the first blog post I ever made, way back in 2002.
Over the weekend, I realized that the blog crossed a huge threshold! My first ever post on here, made on July 1, 2002, was done over 15 years ago!
For those who are new and visiting, the image is from my visit to Chicago Dizziness and Hearing, back in 2009. I never really did get an official reason as to what was causing those dizzy spells (they subsided on their own). I did get to try out some neat equipment though.
I’m excited by Liz’s new site, and I hope you’ll swing by and drop a line to tell her congratulations. She’s a skilled maker, and there’s just so much on there that she’s documented… it’s really incredible. Worth browsing around, just to see all the things she’s made by hand.
Every year, I look back over the daily blog posts I’ve made… and I try to pick out my favorite. I curate a list of my Ten Best Days for the year, and I add them to my overall tally.
I usually start off by bookmarking anything of interest, and then slowing whittling things down from there. It’s an interesting process, in that there ends up being lots of interesting moments worth remembering… but many don’t quite make the cut, in terms of the top-10 list.
While I was doing some housekeeping this week, I logged into Google Webmasters Tools and got curious about my site indexing. After a bit of digging, I learned that my sitemap was all borked up.
Not exactly sure when it happened, but some time right after our trip to Washington DC, the comments stopped working on the blog. I think it was possibly related to a WP update, mixed with some http/https link issues that stemmed from my use of Cloudflare.