There are two pretty big anniversaries covered today, both from a year ago. The first, which is probably of most relevance to readers, is that this blog is now a year old! 365 days, 220 posts, 10,548 views and 107 followers; it’s not famous yet by any means but has gone much further than I ever expected. The blog is continuing to go through an unfortunate slump in activity as I continue to get to grips with university (my timekeeping seriously lacks something to be desired) yet I still seem to be getting views. Views don’t equate to quality, of course, but it’s humbling to think people are even looking at the blog on a daily basis.
Although posts may be less frequent, I hope to return to posting about topics which interest me and engage further with the world community of bloggers. Posts I currently have in mind include ‘What is Anthropology?’ based on my less than favourable impression of this bizarre subject, a look at the ages of world leaders, a fresher’s perspective on career prospects, a review of 2013 at New Year and intensive coverage of voting events ranging from by-elections, the European Parliament elections in May and the exciting Scottish independence referendum in September. It’s a big year – watch this space!
The other anniversary marks a year of vegetarianism. Despite the stray gelatine and one unfortunate incident where I tucked into half a chicken pie before thinking, “this doesn’t taste much like soya…” it’s been a remarkable success! I charted my progress here and here, but even then I never expected to last so long. “I could stop tomorrow,” I wrote back in December, while in January I admitted “I still believe I’ll eat meat again one day.” The latter remains entirely possible, of course, although I find it difficult to imagine how it would occur.
So here’s to another productive, meat-free year! I’ll see you next November 18th.