Friday, January 2, 2015

A blog year in review

Although we are now safely ensconced in 2015, I wanted to take one last look back at the blog year that was, noting the major highlights and acknowledging the year gone by. It was an exciting year, and there is much to reflect on, but I have chosen to restrict myself to choosing the top five highlights from the year of blogging. And so...

The Top 5 Highlights From the Blog Year 2014

1. March 13, 2014

I am alerted to the fact that my blog is very popular with musical legend Bob Dylan when he sends me the following email:

Reading your interesting blog. Am wondering what kind of pen you use. Do you use blue ink? Do you think I should switch to blue ink when jotting lyric ideas?  -Bob

Several thousand very similarly toned emails, comments, and audio mix tapes follow.

2. June 3, 2014

Clerkmanifesto wins the Pulitzer Prize for blogging. I know I should have mentioned this when it happened and that it's kind of a big deal, but I just didn't want everyone to make a big fuss.

3. July 19, 2014

The controversial post where I reveal that the last 200 posts were a dream sequence, mirroring the plot of Finnegans Wake. Yes, I lost  several subscribers, but I made a few James Joyce scholars very happy! All I really ever wanted was to make James Joyce scholars happy.

4. September 21, 2014

The moose incident. I can laugh about it now, though on nights of the full moon I still find myself needing to spend a few hours in some kind of simulated bog environment. 

5. December 28, 2014

My goal of World Peace is achieved! Mission accomplished! Go clerkmanifesto!

Huh, really? Libya? Sudan? Are you sure?

Well, I'll look into it, but I'm pretty sure you're mistaken.

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