The year that was
After a couple of stalled attempts in 2004 and 2005, the soon to be concluding 2006 turned out to be my first full year of regular blogging. It was also somewhat of a breakthrough year as few of my posts got noticed in the blogosphere and were linked to by eminent bloggers, bringing in its wake, a few regular readers. Most importantly, I made a few friends through these readerships which undoubtedly was the best reward.
So on this last day, in a mood of reflection, here are links to some of my posts through the year. Perhaps an incredibly narcissist thing to do, but an overdose of self-esteem and an overestimated sense of self-importance are major arsenals for the blogger 😉
Happy New Year folks !
The year began with my move from Blogger to WordPress, but a resolution to blog at least once a day was soon broken with very little output for the first month. The pace picked up a bit in the next month with my nostalgic piece on quizzing being linked by Desipundit. American politics in the month of March was dominated by the immigration matters and I had a rather ponderous post on the issue, including the quagmire of legal immigrants. In April, I was reviewing Freaknomics and describing my trysts with Economics, while May brought about a well-enjoyed trip to the Outer Banks. June was World Cup month, even though this short post on cricket (on England’s obsession with Ashes) was somewhat prophetic.
July started off innocently with the head-butt that was felt around the world, but then there was sadness and anger when innocents were killed in the terror attacks on Mumbai (I wrote on the media coverage, the callous presumptions of the New York Times, and our weak response).
August was beverage month whence I ranted against Starbucks, talked a bit about my alcoholic poisons of choice. September brought about sad remembrance of a day five years ago, but there were happy memories too, the annual Durga Pujo nostalgia. October was about achieving a personal goal, as we managed to actually finish the Chicago Marathon on a cold, blustery day. The last two months involved more travel with Thanksgiving among friends in Pittsburgh and a trip to Southern California.
I notice that my rate of blogging has declined over the last two months – a combination of personal commitments, plain lethargy and blogging ennui. We shall see what oh-seven brings.