All right, all right, I give. 2010 is tout fini and the holidays are over (wah!). Tomorrow marks the start of the new term; I’m teaching and have coursework of my own.
I consider 2010 to be my first “real” year of blogging; though I have dabbled since ’09 it wasn’t until last January that I felt the pieces pulling together and then sat back and watched this little speck of the blogosphere grow into something a little more cohesive (though perhaps still just as rambly). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on posts, taking pictures, and sharing my interests with you. In fact, you, my readers, are the most surprising and wonderful thing to have developed out of this hobby of mine; I never imagined that I would find a home among a group of such interesting, intelligent and talented scientists, naturalists, and outdoorsy-types. I value your readership, your comments, your insights: thank you.
Now I’m going to indulge in a bit of copy-cattery (a sign of flattery!): some of you have been doing different versions of “2010 in Review” posts, and I’m diggin’ it. So here is my version. See ya, 2010!
Some blog stats
Visitors in 2010: 18,965 (!!!)
Most Visited Post: Goldenrod gall fly
My Favourite Post: Crocodile!
Best Search Engine Terms: this was a toss-up between “dork dweeb nerd” and “Spider in Canada that is black and white and has thorn looking things on legs”. Sorta sums this whole blog right up, those.
Best Adult Beetle Photo
Best Larva Photo
Best Other Insect Photo
Best Non-insect Arthropod Photo
Best Mammal Photo
Best Bird Photo
Best Plant Photo
As I’ve searched through my posts from the past year, I’ve realized that I’ve got a ton of other photos tucked away that never made it on the blog. I think I’m going to start a weekly feature (Foto Friday? Wordless Wednesday? Something along those lines) where I just post some of my favourite pics without worrying so much about accompanying text; it’ll be a nice project for the winter months.
Anyways, here’s to 2011! I wish you all an exciting and fulfilling year!