First Veerle outed her lurkers, now Colly is doing the same. Since I shall leave no bandwagon unjumped, I’m calling olly olly oxen free on my own lurkers. Site stats show that the vast majority of my traffic comes from search engines — mostly one-timers searching for “Guerra Communications” and related topics — but I know there are at least a few regular visitors and feed subscribers. To those loyalists (I think I’m up to five, take that, Ethan) I apologize for my recent infrequency. Shortage of ideas, abundance of distractions, workday exhaustion, etc.
So if you’re a reader, whether by surf or by feed, please drop a comment to let me know who you are, where you’re from, and how you got here. I’ll get really depressed if there are less than five, so do it for my sake.
I’m a bit late with the Obligatory Year In Review, so let’s just run through 2005 real quick. I went to my first SXSW, loved it, I’m going back. I was quoted in the New York Times (password required). Some time in May or June I earnestly began work on a redesign, which has since simmered most silently on the burner furthest back. I’ll find the time, energy, and motivation to complete it soonish perhaps. In the course of said slow redesign, I rediscovered the pleasures of ink. I really do need to draw more. I went to a weekend workshop and hobnobbed with heroes. I discovered conditional comments and got linked on Stylegala and in a comment on 24ways which is still giving me traffic, almost as if I were a credible resource. I learned a lot this year, even though I didn’t read enough.
And since you can’t post a year-in-review without a bulleted list:
- Best redesign: And All That Malarkey
- Best new resource: tie – The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web and the CSS Table Gallery
- Best Garden: Organica Creativa, by Eduardo Cesario
- Best bad movie: House of Wax
- Worst good movie: Schultze Gets the Blues
- Best movie I didn’t see: Howl’s Moving Castle
- Best minute: March 12, 8:21PM
- Best t-shirt acquisition: This lovely illustration by Jon Hicks, which apparently also has something to do with some obscure web browser. Who knew.
And resolutions for 2006?
- Read more books.
- Take more pictures.
- Meet more people.
- Write more worthwhile content, at least more worthwhile than this drivel.
Total world domination.Maybe in ’07.