Turns out today is the fifth anniversary of me starting this blog. It’s been an interesting journey and I feel that I should reflect on what I’ve done, what I’ve learned, what I would have done differently, and what I’m proud of doing. However, I’m not really sure what to say. I understand some things better than I did before, and I’m more confused about things I thought were obvious. As usual, I don’t really know where this is going, if anywhere. In retrospect, I would probably have done some things differently, but that’s easy to say given what I know now.
I find it harder to write posts, partly because I’ve become busier, partly because I’m not as motivated as I once was, and partly because I’ve said almost all I can about what I enjoy writing about (science) and don’t have a great deal of interest in simply repeating myself. The comment threads are still quite active, but I’m finding it more and more difficult to follow all the comments.
Anyway, I’m still slightly surprised that it’s been as long as five years. It’s been difficult and frustrating at times, but also enjoyable and challenging. I don’t know what I plan for the future; will just have to wait and see. I’m always open to ideas, but I don’t have any great expectations; it’s just a blog.