Fifty-six blog posts published so far this year
Number one, most-read blog post: Review of Justin Cronin’s “City of Mirrors”
Number one, most-watched videos: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s “Can’t Help Myself” from the Guggenheim Museum
Two poems published: “That Day in Assisi” and “For Your Own Safety”
One short story published: “Auntie Lovely Says Goodbye”
Two countries visited: Guatemala, South Korea
Twenty-four books read
Twenty-one seconds: Best completion time of the NYTimes mini puzzle
Participation Award: La Tortilla Cooking School, Antigua, Guatemala
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.
Some random metrics about my life in 2014.
Number of blog posts on michaeljanairo.com: 73
Most read blog post: Readercon wrap-up: ‘You don’t look Filipino’
Number of jobs left: 1
Number of new jobs started: 1
Number of short stories published: 3
Number of writing conferences attended: 1 (Readercon)
Top Spotify artist: Bruce Springsteen
Number of countries outside the US visited: 1 (Guatemala)
Number of cities outside the US visited: 7 (Monterrico, Antigua Guatemala, Panajachel, Santa Catarina, San Antonio, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala)
Number of US cities visited outside the Capital Region: 14 (NYC, Pittsburgh, Providence, New Haven, Boston, Cambridge, Williamstown, North Adams, Freeport, Prospect Harbor, Lincoln, Omaha)
Number of tweets: 512
Most impressions on one tweet: 40,461
The tweet: https://twitter.com/mjanairo/status/420222698036289536
Most looped Vine: Dance @yaleartgallery
Number of new FB friends: 89
Number of lost FB “friends”: About 200
FB year in review: Here
The Dallas Morning News has an interesting article, here, on Amy Stewart’s Flower Confidential:
The 306-page book is a journalistic behind-the-scenes account of the international floral industry – where flowers come from and insightful speculation, if you read between the lines, about where they are going.
Ms. Stewart traveled the world to learn about industry developments, to Amsterdam, Ecuador, Miami and up and down the coast of California, visiting flower factories as well as family farms established, in the case of California, by immigrants from Italy and Japan. There’s plenty of high-tech and history in her well-researched (and annotated) accounts. But embedded in the industry trends and headlines are the gems that make the book worth buying and reading.
Check it out.
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