Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Blogging year in review

(A hat tip to Mali, whose post "2016: Looking back on the blog" has inspired me to do the same for the past two years. Also to Mel, whose Crème de la Crème lists from 2007 to 2012 prompted me & other bloggers to review our posts from the year past & pick out our favourites to share.  (There was a list in 2006 too, but that was before I started my blog.)  If the Crème de la Crème list still existed, one of these posts would probably be the one I would have submitted. :) )

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As I mentioned in my 2018 year in review post, I published 158 posts last year. In addition to posts about childless/free issues, I tried to do a "Right now" or "The Current" post every month or so, and participated in 47 #MicroblogMondays.  I reviewed 25 of the 27 books I read in 2018 (the other two reviews are coming up...!), and wrote about news items (usually ALI-related) that piqued my interest.  I also wrote a lot about what was going on my life, some of which touched on aspects of ALI/childless/free living and some that didn't, including aging, (peri)menopause (and Aunt Flo's refusal to JUST GO AWAY ALREADY...!), retirement and life in a condo.

Here are a few of my favourite/noteworthy posts from 2018, in more or less chronological order:


  1. I'm so glad you did this again this year, because you've reminded me to do it too - though it will be rather belated!

    Congratulations on 11 years!

    I love your blog choices. I'm going to read them all through again, at leisure, because I think good posts deserve to be savoured, and revisited.