Today I’ve hit the 1000 published post milestone…yay! That marks 25.5 months of (mostly) continuous blogging. I’m curious where the energy has gone, so I compiled some quick stats. It occurs to me that having 1000 posts is not unlike folding 1000 cranes, so I think I’ll make a wish at the end of this post.
TOP 10 CATEGORIES
Excepting Quick Posts (100 entries), here’s where I’ve written the most. This 25% accounts for 50% of posting categories.
- Productivity (106 posts)
- Development – Gweeping (77)
- Personal – Gawking (68)
- Design – Inspiration (66)
- Personal – Blogging (58)
- Personal – Encounters (57)
- Personal – Food (52)
- Personal – Introspection (50)
- Freelancing (44)
- Flash (40)
The full list of categories is at the end of this post.
The first year I was blogging, I wrote about a lot more personal things. The mix of topics has shifted somewhat as I’ve found my groove. My favorite entries seem to cluster into the following categories, listed here in no particular order.
- Personal – Gawking
- Design – Storytelling
- Personal – Encounters
- Personal – Introspection
I’m not sure what exactly this says about me, but there might be some hint in there about something. I wonder if this could help me target the right career path?
There are several categories I write less frequently, but still enjoy:
- This Rocks (the world is full of cool people!)
- Booty (as in “stuff I want to buy”)
- Storybits (it’s tough to be creative, so I share the pain)
- Retail (who doesn’t love the shopping experience?)
- SXSW (attending South By SouthWest Interactive was a great experience)
Of course, everything I’ve written I still like, or at least don’t feel compelled to apologize for :-)
For completeness, here’s a list of all the categories and their subcategories. I used to list this on the right sidebar, but it’s so long that I decided to list only the top-level categories.
Note: about 20% of my posts are in multiple categories, so the total count here is 1275.
|Dave Info||6||Biographical Info|
|Design||21||Thoughts on design|
|– Design Challenge||10||Challenging myself|
|– Flash||40||Flash development & technique|
|– Graphics||15||interesting techniques I’ve seen|
|– Inspiration||66||delightful and uplifting|
|– Portfolio||13||old stuff, portfolio is now on [Flickr][flickr].|
|– Storytelling||21||Stories and story thoughts.|
|Development||21||software engineering thoughts|
|– Gweeping||77||nerdy tech things|
|– Programming||25||reflections on code|
|Freelancing||44||about making a living|
|– Ideas||39||career-related thoughts|
|– Patterns||29||details that infer greater things|
|– Questions||11||work-related pondering|
|– Tools||26||work-related tools|
|– Trends||7||broader patterns in work|
|– Tricks||29||work-related tips|
|Personal||19||purely personal stuff|
|– Artsy||21||my occasional artistic attempts|
|– Blogging||58||my blogging experiences|
|– Booty||27||things I want|
|– Cats||34||yes, more cat pictures|
|– Editorial||10||the occasional opinion|
|– Encounters||57||people I’ve met|
|– – SXSW||15||…at SXSW|
|– Food||52||things to eat w/ pics|
|– Gawking||68||attention-capturing experiences|
|– Geeky||39||nerdy, nerdy indulgences|
|– Introspection||50||self-analysis mode|
|– Regional||27||New England stuff|
|– Retail||8||shopping experiences|
|– Silly||2||nonsensical posts|
|– Storybits||3||creative story fragments|
|– Suckage||17||things that tick me off|
|– This Rocks||36||the world is awesome|
|– Being Positive||11||pursuit of happiness|
|– Making Stuff||10||the creative act|
|– Pickle Jar||3||ideas to save|
|QuickPosts||100||snippets of interest|
Making a Wish
I want to overcome my fears so I can achieve the success that is right for me and my circle of friends. So my wish is this:
That I am astute and motivated so I can clear my head and act on the opportunities that avail themselves.
From that, I think good things will come. Thanks, everyone, for reading my words for the past two years.