My favourite posts from 2018

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In a bid to understand what I’ve been thinking about and have done for the year, I’m taking stock of the posts I’ve published this year.

Here are some stats (bracketed is number from 2017):

  • Posts published: 130 (96)
  • Views: 77,800 (5,500)
  • Visitors: 64,300 (3,500)

Overall, I’m quite happy knowing that people are finding this blog more useful this year than last (proxied by view count). Views increased by 14 times and visitors by 18 times! These are partially vanity metrics and, in all honesty, I don’t really keep track of it until the end of the year. But it does indicate that at least some of the things I’ve been writing resonates with some of you, which makes me feel warm inside. :)

Here is the list, in chronological order:

03.01 ‌‌ Temptation to just build stuff
09.01 ‌‌ The fallacy of greener bananas
28.01 ‌‌ The uncommon (and invaluable) ability to recognise a noisy mind
08.02 ‌‌ How to setup ESLint for your next project
28.03 ‌‌ On learning
16.04 ‌‌ A display of creativity and collaboration like no other
22.04 ‌‌ The Art of Living Deliberately — work to be done
14.05 ‌‌ There’s so much we can do with our life
15.05 ‌‌ The key to forming new habits
02.06 ‌‌ Reflecting on 15 days in the Philippines fields
23.06 ‌‌ Why I’m going vegetarian
14.07 ‌‌ How I think about Work-Life Balance
21.07 ‌‌ Do individual efforts matter in the grand scheme of things?
28.07 ‌‌ Reflecting on 1 month of being vegetarian
12.08 ‌‌ All the peace from within
13.10 ‌‌ The one thing that reliably slows down the passage of time
06.11 ‌‌ I’m not sorry for being confused
21.11 ‌‌ Climbing
25.11 ‌‌ The importance of habits
06.12 ‌‌ 10 reasons why simple is better
09.12 ‌‌ How to keep things interesting in a relationship

And if you secretly want to see everything I’ve published ever, here’s a secret link that will let you do just that.

Photo by Josh Applegate.

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