Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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My year on Livejournal

I've had a significant uptick in Livejournal activity this year. I'm not sure if this is because some people are returning to it who had left, or because I'm posting more interesting material; the biggest factor is certainly that the debate around the Hugos boosted LJ as a whole, thanks to grrm, and I think this particular channel was a partial beneficiary of that grim situation.

Anyway, in the last 12 months, 37 posts here got ten or more comments, almost as many as the previous two years combined (18 in 2014, 23 in 2013). Roughly a third of those had to do with this year's Hugos and the proposed fixes; but another 11 were part of my whimsical project of identifying the best known book associated with each European country, using infallible online metrics. A couple of personal posts and even some normal enough book reviews also pulled in commentary. So my conclusion is that LJ has not yet shuffled off this mortal coil.

(Compare also 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005.)

31 December 2014: What should I read in 2015? [poll] - 25 comments

2 Jan 2015: I Will Fear No Evil: A novel that isn't set in 2015 - 12 comments
3 Jan: Literary Anniversaries [poll] - 10 comments
27 Jan: What is the best known book set in England? - 29 comments
28 Jan: What is the best known book set in Scotland? - 28 comments
30 Jan: What is the best known book set in Wales? - 14 comments
31 Jan: What is the best known book set in Ireland? - 12 comments

2 Feb: What is the best known book set in Russia? - 15 comments
6 Feb: What is the best known book set in France? - 13 comments
7 Feb: What is the best known books set in Italy? - 17 comments
9 Feb: What is the best known book set in Ukraine? - 11 comments
13 Feb: What the online ratings say about the BSFA and Kitschies shortlists - 10 comments

1 Mar: As of today, I am a Visiting Professor at Ulster University - 26 comments
27 Mar: What are the best known books set on the Channel Islands and Isle of Man? (And Gibraltar?) - 12 comments

5 Apr: Of the 2015 Hugos - 13 comments
11 Apr: Famous books by geography - what I have learned - 11 comments
12 Apr: On why George R.R. Martin is wrong: No Awarding the slate - 37 comments
15 Apr: On how and when the Guardian was informed about the 2014 Hugo shortlist - 14 comments
18 Apr: On crowdsourcing Hugo nominations - 19 comments
25 Apr: Hugo short fiction categories: my votes - 10 comments

15 May: My vote for Best Novel - 12 comments
30 May: The science fiction of 1967 - 14 comments
31 May: Revisiting past Hugos: No Award's previous victories [poll] - 19 comments

21 Jun: E Pluribus Hugo, and other proposals (long post) - 12 comments
21 Jun: 18th birthday - 16 comments
23 Jun: E Pluribus Hugo, revisited - 26 comments

3 Jul: 2015 Hugo fiction: How bloggers are voting - 22 comments
5 Jul: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer - 12 comments

23 Aug: While we are waiting for the full stats, a thought on how the #SadPuppies failed - 11 comments
23 Aug: Hugo Awards 2015 - full analysis - 26 comments
25 Aug: Next year's Hugos: What I'm going to do - 17 comments

6 Sep: 11/22/63, by Stephen King - 11 comments
14 Sep: Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson - 12 comments

5 Oct: At the controls: the inside of the Tardis - 12 comments
25 Oct: 1941 Retro Hugo Awards: Eligible novels, ranked by popularity - 14 comments

(none in November)

13 Dec: Happy 150th birthday, Jean Sibelius! - 10 comments
21 Dec: The 2016 Hugos and me - 37 comments
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