Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Happy Blogsday, To Me

It was two years ago today that I started this Mike's Musings. When I set off on my narcissistic journey, I wasn't sure where it would lead. I'm still not sure, but I'm having fun with it, so I think I will carry on.

Last year at this time, I took a look back and found a variety of topics and styles of posting. I wonder if I've settled into any one in the year since then?

I do think I have become somewhat less political, at least on this blog. Over this past year, several overtly political blogs have babbled up in the Delaware blogosphere. While I enjoy politics,and have strong feelings about them, I've come to think that those feelings may not be the best thing for me to post about here; not least because I have made a conscious decision to be openly me on-line.

Also, there are others on both sides of the spectrum -- left and right -- who do a more complete job of plumbing the political depths than I could or would.

So, I have continued to catalogue my daily experiences and have moved more and more into photography.

I have also started playing with various forms of blog-metrics and I have been interested to note what some of my most popular blog entries have been this past year.

My experiences last fall with a blood clot, and its treatment, for example, have turned up repeatedly as entries that new readers have found.

Even more frequently read has been my entry on adding a Sirius Satellite radio to my Prius. I get a steady stream of hits from google searches like "sirius prius" or "sirius for prius."

One foray into local school board politics, at least as an observer, has also generated some traffic. We had some worries in the winter about the intentions of the Indian River School Board towards our daughters' school. I also found time to cover the legal questions around the District's handling of religion and diversity.

Some Other Favorites From the Past Year
Finally, I've been playing around with some new technologies, new blog tools. I've been trying out different aspects of, for example, to enhance my blog-roll and add a new tag-roll. This is my test-bed for some of the sorts of social networking tools I'd like to bring to my web work at work. We shall see.

It has been fun writing this blog for the last two years. I think I'll dish up some Ice Cream and toast to the future.
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Nancy Willing said...

oh, keep it up Mike!!
Happy Blog Day to you

Mark said...

Yes, Happy Blog-Day to you!! I don't know how I would have survived law school without your wonderful photos of our beautiful state to keep me going. I wish you many more happy returns.

j levine said...

Could you be more boring? Actually I doubt it.

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