I was initially not going to do a year in review, but all the cool kids are doing it, so why not? It was an eventful year, after all.
The launch of this network was the #1 event of the year for me. But I also traveled a lot – every month (or so) to New York City, also to Boston, Philly, Washington DC (twice), Asheville, Winston-Salem, Flagstaff, London (UK) and Belgrade (Serbia). I did not blog much about those travels or personal stuff. And my blogging is not nearly as frequent as it once was (remember when my output was 8.2 posts per day?). A lot of the quick stuff – links, quotes, personal stuff, humor/cartoons, etc. – I moved to Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, Google Plus, Tumblr and Posterous, leaving the blog for the most important and serious stuff only. I also have to write or edit multiple blogs now, so A Blog Around The Clock is not the only place I can focus my attention to. But here we go – the key posts of the year:
January is all about ScienceOnline, of course, but I did manage to sneak in a post that was not about it:
In February I wrote my first big SciAm science post, and also went to AAAS meeting and blogged about it:
March was a fun month – lots of work, though, so not much time left for my own blogging:
In April I tried my hand at this ‘journalism’ thing I am supposed to be doing now:
May was noisy around here, so why not write about it:
In June I participated in the World Science Festival and left some trail of it on the blog:
July was the Big Month – the launch of the network, and my renewed energy for blogging:
August was calm, so I managed to write about science:
Hmm, just a bunch or re-posts from the archives in September, as I was spending my time in Europe…
October was back-to-work time, but I did manage to blog a little bit:
Two posts I really enjoyed writing in November:
Not sure what happened in December, but I was quite productive blogging science, including reporting on a paper the same moment its embargo lifted:
Now I have to write the Preface for Open Laboratory anthology, and another lengthy media/blogging post before #scio12, but organization of that meeting will probably suck up most of my free (i.e., writing/blogging) time in January. Let’s hope the next year is even better and productive than this one. Have a Happy New Year!
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