I wrote 452 posts in 2021. Those posts totaled about 315,000 words. I published at least one post every day of the year, meeting the goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year. It felt good to write nearly every day1 and I was pleasantly surprised to see the blogs stats up more than 42% over 2020.
With so many posts in the year, it is hard to remember everything I wrote. But I spent some time recently reviewing the list of everything I published in 2021 and came up with a list of my personal favorites. These aren’t necessary the most popular posts. I also excluded more technical posts like the posts I’ve been writing for my Practically Paperless series. But these are posts that pleased me. I enjoyed reading them again and I present them here more or less in the order they appeared for you to review and read (or re-read) if you are so inclined.
- Backyard Astronomy, 1979
- Some Things I’ve Noticed While Stuck at Home
- On Harlan Ellison
- The Old Fellow on the Bike Path
- I am a Writer
- Searching for Beer in a Stack of Notebooks
- Minecraft Lesson IRL (In Real Life)
- One Last First Trip to the Library
- The Story Used Books Tell: An Illustrated Tale
- Really. Big. Books.
- Battered and Ink-Stained
- When a Phone Is No Longer a Phone
- No Swearing in the Press Box
- My Favorite Place to Read Is In Hindsight
Did you have a favorite post? I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments, or shoot me an email.
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- I published a post every day, but there were a few days that I didn’t write anything. To balance that, there were days that I wrote several posts and scheduled them ahead of time. ↩