I have gained immense value from blogging. It has allowed me to formalize my thoughts on issues -- both political and philosophical -- on a daily basis, digging deeper and fleshing out my arguments more than if I wasn't writing. I have benefited from the wisdom of many new friends, co-bloggers, and commenters. And I've had a lot of fun in the process. Special thanks go to Rational Jenn for
The number of visitors to the blog is modest--roughly 1,500 per month--but it's more than I ever imagined, and I'm happy to see it continually trending upward.
I have a couple of goals for my blogging in the coming year, including more short "I saw this random thing and thought it was interesting" posts, as well as more substantive articles. To be frank, the election and subsequent crashes took a lot out of me, mentally. I think one of the problems has been that I've been focused too much on the political, and with the hectic run up to the election and the subsequent realization (and more) of all the dire predictions, I ran out of new things to say. "I told you so" gets old.
So I will attempt to increase my output of in-depth investigations into the ideas that are at the root of the political mess we're in, and intersperse them with more shorter pieces. Hopefully this will give me the time to spend on the bigger things, while not stagnating the blog with days and days of dead air.
However it takes shape, I'm looking forward to another year.