Taking a bit of time to reflect here.
Nothing is as it was, or what we expected. Who knew, when the country suddenly shut down in mid-March, nine and a half months ago, that this health crisis would still be with us. Didn’t we all think that in a couple of weeks it would all blow over?
I keep trying to get my bearings in a world that keeps shifting. I don’t know if looking back will help with looking forward, but it’s all I’ve got.
Here’s some interesting stats from my blog and youtube channel.
My most popular blog for the year was a was a post I wrote in 2011 about Hedi Kyle’s Card-carrying Blizzard Book.
The second most visited post was another one from 2011, about how to make simple pop-ups.
The most viewed post that I wrote during 2020 was about how to fold this lovely origami fireworks structure.
There’s a theme to the most viewed posts. Not sure if that theme is more a reflection of what people search for or more about what I tend to write about. There is a sustaining interest in folding paper to make dynamic structures.
On my youtube channel I don’t think I can’t see yearly traffic, just all time numbers.
Once again, the video of how to fold a piece of paper in half shows the most visits. I think that it’s awesome that so many people search out this video. I get lots of great comments about it. Truly, it’s a skill that I am proud to teach. I teach this wherever I can, whenever I can.
Not surprisingly, the video that explains how to construct a card-carrying Blizzard book, is the second most viewed video on my channel. This a a folded structure that feels magical every time I make it. So glad that I can show it to people. This is something that I had been reluctant to teach for years, as I was waiting for Hedi Kyle to put out her own instructions for it first, which she finally did in her book, Art of the Fold.
The most viewed video that I made during 2020 is about glide-reflection symmetry. 1179 views. This delights me no end. I made 5 other videos on different symmetry groups, which attracted generally below 100 views each. The much higher viewership to the glide-reflection video, speaks volumes about how hard it is for people to understand glide-reflection symmetry. Glad to be of help. The post that goes along with this video is https://bookzoompa.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/frieze-symmetry-f2-p11g-%e2%88%9ex-glide-reflection/
I continue to enjoy creating content for this blog. It’s great that other people find it interesting.
Next post will be about looking forward.
Happy New Year to all!