It’s been a heck of a year, hasn’t it?
This year at the Radish, I wrote 122 posts–half of these were linkspam, the other half opinion or book reviews.
The most popular posts of the year were:
- How Not to Have a Conversation
- Update on the Recent Unpleasantness
- Reviews, Genre, and Gender
- Harassment and the Back Channel
- And, to no one’s surprise at all, the most popular post is this one.
Goals for next year include writing more substantive essays that, perhaps, do not involve me yelling at anyone. I’d also like to write better reviews; I feel like my reviews are often carried more by enthusiasm than craft and I’d like to balance those things out. I have a couple of story ideas that I’d like to work on as well. And an idea for a new web project, too.
In a lot of ways, 2013 was not a good year. I had upheaval at my day job with a contract change that required me to change employers so I could keep my job. A friendship of many years which was very important to me ended, not with a bang but with a whimper.
2013 wasn’t entirely bad. There were good things, too. All the books that Masque put out this year. I met new people and made new friends. I feel like I am part of a community and less isolated. I started to learn to draw and make other kinds of visual art. All those are wonderful and I am hoping for more of the good in 2014 and less of the bad.
Most of all, I’m hoping for focus.