In 2020, I posted 418 entries with a total of 58,670 words (most of which are quotes of someone else). There were +8750 views by +6,400 visitors to cafebedouin.org. Most of the views are concentrated either on the main page or the most popular posts, these had 100 views or more:
- Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor: Summary
- Installing LineageOS on a Samsung Device (updated in December 2020)
- Mutt on OpenBSD & Linux: configuring gpg/gpg2 & ~/.muttrc
- A Quick Introduction to StumpWM
- Neil Postman’s Advice on How to Live the Rest of Your Life
My favorite posts of the year:
- Criticism as Other People’s Stories
- Misunderstanding as Mismatch
- The Extraordinary Intruding on the Ordinary
- Apocalypse is the Suburb of Utopia
- Zuihitsu: 2020-06-16 to 2020-08-08
- Happiness of Others
- Love is a Blank Check
- Sadhu’s Sugar
- Out in the Cow Field of Life
- The Primary Human Problem
- Zuihitsu: 2017-01-01 to 2020-06-15
- Don’t Like, Don’t Read
In 2020, I posted once a day, which seems like the right amount. It encourages me to write or find something new to think about every day.
As I wrote last year, “I still would like to move to a format where half the posts are in a Foucault hupomnemata-style, i.e., ‘to capture the already-said, to collect what one has managed to hear or read, and for a purpose that is nothing less than the shaping of the self.’ It strikes me that the Zettelkasten Method is essentially the same thing.
Perhaps the evolution here is to use the WordPress format and write short commentary posts on a daily or weekly basis to capture ideas, and then try to thread them together into a more formal page that incorporate these bits into a monthly essay. Anyway, I think this is the direction I’m going to explore in the coming year.