Ten Years

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It’s Been Fun, But I Need a Break

The title pretty much says it all. One of the reasons I wanted to get the Ten Years Before the Blog series done was that I’m incredibly burned out on everything right now, and I need to step away from the Internet for a while. There are too many things that aren’t getting done, and…

In which we reach the end of our decade-long historical recap. ———— So, at long last, the recap of my decade of blogging has reached the current year. And I do have a file of pre-filtered links from the current year (well, up through early May, when it was put together), which I was going…

In which we look back on the ninth full year of this blog, and one of the most unpleasant incidents in the whole run, which nearly ruined what was otherwise a good year. ———— This is probably going to be the longest of these posts, at least in terms of the number of links included–…

In which we review yet another good year of blogging, including the establishment of some ongoing series. And also a useful reality check. ———— This great blog re-read project has been useful for a couple of reasons. First, it’s reminded me that there have been long stretches of time when I produced a lot of…

In which the great blog recap rolls on to probably the most important event of the last ten years: the arrival of SteelyKid. And a bunch of other bloggy stuff. ———— There’s really no question what should be the featured image for this recap post: Clearly, it needs to be an early photo of SteelyKid,…

In which we look back at a very political, perhaps excessively political year on the blog. ———— I’m picking up the pace of my recap because I’d like to get through as much as possible before the actual tenth anniversary of the blog this Friday. I won’t get through every year, but I’m going to…

In which we look back at a particularly eventful year for the blog. ———— The ScienceBlogs archives aren’t really set up very well for reading straight through, so as we reach this part of our historical recap, I’ve changed methodology. Since I have better analytics for the ScienceBlogs years than the Steelypips ones, I’ve got…

In which we look at the end of the Steelypips era and the launch of ScienceBlogs. ———— Before the Great Upgrade derailed things completely for a month, I was working on a recap of this blog’s history, and had gotten up through the end of 2005, which marked the end of my time as an…

Continuing the blog recap series, we come to the “split year” of 2005-2006. The blog was initially launched in late June, so that’s when I’m starting the years for purposes of these recaps, but ScienceBlogs launched in January 2006, so this year was half Steelypips and half ScienceBlogs. This post will cover the Steelypips half,…

Delayed again by the need to do actual, you know, work, here’s a look back at the third year of this blog’s existence. You can also read posts covering year one and year two. 2004-2005 was the last complete year before the move to ScienceBlogs in January of 2006, after which the making of these…