Happy 2011 everyone. Hope your headaches are recovering in good order.
Thanks for reading – 2010 has been a fantastic year for this blog and for me. I’ve gotten to engage with so many people through your comments, emails, blog posts, twitters, etc. One thing that my friends in graduate school and academia have pointed out to me is that the blogosphere gives you very quick feedback – if I post something particularly dumb or clever others will start pointing this out fairly quickly. Most people in the intellectual professions have a much harder time getting feedback – time and critical attention from others is a very valuable commodity, and the blogosphere produces it in groves.
A couple of blogging resolutions: This will be the year I figure out the “grammar” thing. I’m going for far less typos and better writing overall. Forgive me for the few pie charts and double y-axis graphs that were posted in 2010 – those terrible decisions are behind me now. I’ll be posting a little bit more, a bit shorter and more concise and about a greater variety of topics in 2011. I’d encourage you to follow me on twitter if you have an account and don’t already as I usually link to new writing here and elsewhere there.
Now here’s a serious request from you guys: What do you want to see more or less from in 2011? I’d really benefit from some critical feedback: I’m not great at figuring out how others see this blog, what people benefit from and what people would like to see more of. Half the time I think the writing here comes across as this red shirt guy from a Warcraft convention if he was to talk about capital ratios and UI extensions:
(Not that there is anything wrong with that at all.) But I want to kick this blog up another level in 2011, and hopefully you will all have some suggestions. Feel free to email me as well with suggestions if you’d prefer not to comment.
Here’s to a successful 2011.