It is the end of the quarter. How does that happen?
At the beginning of the year, I decided to engage in a minor metacognitive exercise and started – on a quarterly basis – to actively look for common threads in my writing by *thinking about* what I think about (which, in this instance, translates to ‘write about’). Since this is a blog (an un-themed one, at that), and I wanted a consistent random sample, I began by utilizing “most-viewed” as the initial selection criteria (explained here), and then sought common threads and began pulling. This is largely a thinking exercise for me (and your thoughts are welcome if you wish to share them – brains are SO sexy!), but for you it’s more along the lines of a quarterly review.
If you haven’t been around for a while, or are new here, and want a starting point or a direction to tread, this is a good place to begin. Otherwise, this is basically a self-indulgent contemplative activity. Feel free to skip it.
Typically, there is not much in the way of topical themes (unless you consider ‘sex’ a theme – but to me that is incredibly broad in scope) on this blog, but this time that there were two. First: I hosted a series on Coming Out at the beginning of July, and four of the top posts from this quarter came from those contributions. The other theme that was clear this quarter was non-monogamy. Two of the Coming Out posts addressed the topic, I was interviewed by another blogger on the subject, and I added some additional thoughts just a few days ago.
Other than that, the posts that garnered the most attention this quarter were: (1) the discussion I shared about fantasies (it turns out I don’t really have fantasies – which doesn’t mean I don’t know what I want; I do), (2) my instructions for kissing, and (3) one of my favorite quotes.
Interestingly (to me, anyway), four of the posts from this quarter are now on the Readers’ Recommendations list (if you’re on the home page, you can see this list in the side bar, and if you want to set up a similar ‘popular posts’ list on your own blog, I gave instructions here), and I am pleasantly surprised (if slightly baffled) by that. I’m still trying to figure out how the ‘Likes’ versus ‘Views’ thing works in terms of numbers; it is one of the great mysteries of the universe that there can be such a discrepancy between the two.
We will soon return to our regular programming.