I think, therefore I harm
Fall season just came to an end. Time flies, isn’t it? Just like TV, I take a break for the holidays. I will write a lot though, and I promise a lot of surprises when I return for the winter season on January 8th.
This fall has been crazy. Since September you generated, on average, just over 100 views a week on this blog, with an exact average of 132 views a week over the last 15 weeks. Based on the statistics provided by WordPress, your likes and comments, I estimate that about 20 of you are following me and returning week after week. The rest of you are randomly coming from Google and other search engines, from other blogs, or other mean I have yet to figure out. I write because I like to share ideas and opinions, but this would be pointless if nobody read. Thank you for being there and willing to learn or think with me.
Few of you take the time to comment, and that is fine. Maybe you have nothing to add, maybe you just like to think by yourself or continue a research elsewhere. Whatever is your reason to remain silent, I respect it, I still know you are there. Maybe you will be more talkative in 2014? If you hated any of my posts, I’d like to know about it, tell me what you disliked. Some of you have decided to contact me directly about one of my posts, and I appreciated that. Each of my readers is encouraged to email me about anything, including just having a chat. If you don’t already know my email address, please use the form under Talk to me from the left menu. You can also now hang out with me on G+. Lastly, you can ask for my Skype handle. Don’t be shy, I’m always glad to hear from you, even for negative comments.
In late November, I posted the first of what was supposed to be a series, but I heard you. You didn’t care about that particular topic. However, I tried a few new concepts and your answer was astounding. I will cover more of what you liked. You want to read about pets, I won’t let you down. You like to read my opinion on controversial subjects, I will make you think. You want to learn, so I will surprise you with a few subjects from my interests and which I have never covered yet. I won’t tell you more.
Starting Friday, I will have two full weeks off work. Isn’t that real holidays? I might decide to posts pictures or something if anythings comes up during the holidays. Otherwise, see you on January 8th.
Last year, I posted Christmas and Egypt, which became my second most viewed article. It remained popular, even during the hot summer months. This is good news since this was an important article to me. But many of you was not following me last year, so if you missed it, please take this opportunity to catch up.
Also last year, I posted Origins of New Year’s Day, an historical explanation of the Gregorian calendar, the one we’ve used worldwide for several centuries. You will learn how January 1st was arbitrarily chosen as the first day of the year.
See? I’ve already covered the holidays last year, so there’s nothing left for me to write about this year.
Last weekend, north-eastern North America (that’s me) got hit by a winter blizzard, which covered Québec with 20 to 30 cm of snow, the first major snowfall of the season. I know some of you do not get much or any, so I want to share a few pictures with you. Living in snow makes you hate it, but let’s admit it, it’s quite beautiful to look at. Please accept this as my present to you.
Have a very happy non-denominational holiday season!!