Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

My year on Livejournal

As noted last year, Livejournal continues to subside as a medium of communication. Certainly I am consciously new using it as an archive first, and active platform for dialogue very much second. I am still way behind on book reviews, mainly because I am spending spare moments reading through the submissions for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, but partly also because little U has developed a passion for the home computer and it is a little heart-breaking to boot her off it for Daddy's Turn.

Last year, 23 posts got 10 or more comments; this year it was only 18, and I'm not terribly proud of the Hugo snark ones which are the majority from the first half of 2014. The full list is:

31 December 2013: What should I read in 2014? - 28 comments
19 April 2014: Hugos and Retro Hugos: GoodReads / LibraryThing stats - 13 comments
21 April: "Opera Vita Aeterna", by Vox Day: Latin lessons - 10 comments
6 May: Question inspired by Larry Correia's Warbound [How do you pronounce "hypothesis"?] - 11 comments
10 May: Science fiction and fantasy set in Ireland [Why are people linking to something I wrote years ago?] - 12 comments
27 May: May Books 7) Parasite, by "Mira Grant" - 10 comments
28 May: Best Novel 2014 Hugos [my votes] - 15 comments
13 June: Test your browser's alphabet recognition - 19 comments
29 June: Dialect quiz - 13 comments
1 July: Dialect answers - 16 comments
2 July: "Mars is the eighth and latest republic to be attached to the Soviet Union" [quibble with a John Wyndham story] - 11 comments
30 July: There are less than 34 hours left to vote for the Hugos. This is how some people are voting. - 11 comments
22 August: The three coolest things that happened to me at Worldcon - 14 comments
4 September: The mysterious world of - 10 comments
22 September: The by-election in the House of Lords - 18 comments
23 September: [locked post about meeting a politician] - 12 comments
9 November: Poppies, St Paul's and Pepys - 17 comments
6 December: Richard III's mtDNA and and Y chromosomes - 11 comments
15 December: UK coalition reality check [re Northern Ireland parties in the next parliament] - 13 comments

I suspect that next year's list (if I do one) will be thinner again. Compare the equivalent entries for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005.
Tags: livejournal

  • A new home

    After almost 19 years of blogging on Livejournal, and almost 15,000 entries, the time has come to move to a dedicated WordPress site, managed by…

  • What's this all about, then?

    This is my blog on Livejournal, which I have been running since the spring of 2003. With Russia's unprovoked murderous assault on Ukraine, I am…

  • Top LJ posts of 2020

    As Livejournal continues its sad decline, it becomes paradoxically a bit easier to pick out the posts that got the most engagement over the year.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment