Happy WebBlog Birthday, 7 years old!
November 20, 2016
It used to be that the USA and the United Kingdom were always where my blog was most viewed. While it still stands that the US is by far where most visitors originate from, I ‘ve noticed a changing trend in the #2 spot of most-views-from. Yesterday, Israel provided the second most views. In the past two weeks, after the US, top number of views have come from the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany, the Netherland and India. Occasionally I see views from unexpected places like Qatar, Lebanon, and Guam (which I think isn’t even shown on the wordpress map?). Yes, it’s satisfying to know that people are interested in what I’ve been publishing on this site.
The two most clicked images this year, and last, were these:
Two of my favorite posts from this past year were the Ta-Dah! post which featured the collaboration of brave souls to create two beautifully diverse stars.
Steve Morris wrote a timely, prescient blog post in which he used one of the images above. You can view it on his blog at https://blogbloggerbloggest.com/2016/04/03/ethics-and-aesthetics/.
I have lots more favorite posts of this past year, but here’s another image from just one more:
I’ve had lots of fun this year responding to geometric and numeric sequence equations that Dan Anderson and Martin Holman have posted on twitter.
Also, this past year, Mike Lawler responded so enthusiastically to a post I wrote about a pentagon box that I got inspired to make lots more boxes. Maybe I will write more about these at a later date.
Finally, I’ve been recently most enthralled by the Zhen Xian Bao, a structure that Sue Cole had introduced me to. To date, I’ve written seven posts on these, and most recently have been working on deciphering the secrets of creating my own version of this traditional piece of folk art. It turns out that all the attention I’ve given to geometry and math has been invaluable in sorting out ways to work the details of this Chinese folded structure! What a surprise…
Actually, as I look back on the year, I am seeing many more posts I want to highlight as a highlight….but I will stop here. It’s just that, OMG, I am just so grateful to have to place to share all of this with you.