Well, it’s been a minute. In fact, it’s been over two weeks. I started this blog NINE YEARS AGO. That is pretty amazing. According to some guy named Patrick, who cited ‘research’ the average blog lasts only 100 days.

Actually, when I backtracked this statistic, I came to an Atlantic article that said the average WEB PAGE sticks around for 100 days, which seems awfully short to me.

I recall years ago reading that the average blogger persisted for about 31 days. That statistic only stuck with me because of the comment that the average blog has the lifespan of a fruit fly. I probably read that 9 years ago. Now, when I searched to find that statistic, all I came up with was blogs on the life expectancy of a fruit fly.

I did search in the university library database for a bit to find the average blogger persistence but all I found was some blogs on persistence. Humph.

When I started this blog, I wrote a lot about SAS, data analysis and statistics. I also wrote a bit about math and educational games. I am still really interested in all of those things and have far more idea for blog topics than time to write them. One topic students always struggle with, for example, is finding the area under a normal curve between two z-scores.

However, there is not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

If you wonder what I have been up to, lately I’ve been writing a series of posts on making JavaScript games using impact.js

You can read the first six posts starting here, and tomorrow, time permitting, I’m writing the seventh one on making a character.

I didn’t get to it today because I just got back to work and had to debug some PHP scripts and start wading through > 2,600 emails. Almost down to 1,000.

Back to work I go.

Still, I’m pretty happy with everything I am doing and the new year is starting out well. How about you? How is your 2017 shaping up?

You can check out the games we make here.

Wigwam

Comments

2 Responses to “This is not an abandoned blog!”

  1. E dogg on January 8th, 2017 1:33 pm

    A) congrats on nine years

    B) clutch my pearls– two weeks without a post! Ha. Far more prolific than most blogs

    3) imagining old fruit flys reminiscing about the past– the good ole days– 27 days ago

  2. AnnMaria on January 10th, 2017 1:27 am

    I used to post 2-3 times a week. Now that I have another blog on the 7 Generation Games site the posts tend to be split between the two.

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