I think it’s fair to say that 2019, for me, was crazy busy. Here are a few of my yearly highlights: I ran the Chicago Marathon, traveled to Thailand, built a computer, got obsessed with Apex Legends, and, last but not least, I got married! I had an amazing year, but it unfortunately didn’t leave me with a lot of time to dedicate to this blog.
Still, I managed to pump out 19 posts. which included a book review, a couple of off-topic blogs, and even a pencil review. My most popular post of the year was a review of the IKEA Fullfölja from back in January 2018. That’s a good pen, but as for my 2019 Pen of the Year, I have to go with a recent purchase, the Lamy Safari Ballpoint, which just has a great design.
For 2020, as usual, I have a few goals:
- Publish at least 20 posts. Among them, I’d like to do another off-topic blog because I have a lot of fun writing those, and I’d like to complete another book review or two as well.
- Post an increase in page views. I was down again this year by 15%, and I think I can do better.
- Do something for charity with this blog. This is something I’ve been meaning to do every year, but it always manages to get away from me.
Fortunately, life will continue to be busy for me. I’ll be traveling a lot this year (for my honeymoon, for a destination wedding, and I’ll also be headed to Berlin to run the marathon). And we can’t forget that there will be another U.S. Presidential Election in 2020, which I’m sure will be exciting (in ways good and bad).
I’m also looking forward to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, as well as the new James Bond movie set to be released in April, and I’m cautiously optimistic about the new Bill & Ted movie. Oh, and I’m totally going to get one of those Playstation 5s when they come out.
This upcoming year has the potential to be a great one, and I wish the best to you all for 2020!