Time flies when you're having fun! I can't believe that it's been two years since I first registered for an account on Steemit.com. At that time I had no idea what I was getting into, and I would probably not believe it if someone told me just how much time I would spend on this blockchain, how many awesome people I would get to know and become friends with, and how much interesting stuff I would learn from reading other people's blog posts.
Thanks to @steemitboard for reminding me!
What was my blog like one year ago?
I wanted to dig out my previous anniversary post for this, because I remember doing one back when I had been here a year as well. But the anniversary post itself is not really that interesting, but seeing what I was writing about back then was.
Some of the posts I did around my 1 year anniversary was:
- If you manage to find an Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), then you are in for a $50,000 reward. This was a fun post, and the offer is still valid! It's a year later, and no new progress has been made with the hunt.
- A new species of orangutan has been recognized, and it is already threatened by extinction! I think most of you who have been following me for a while have realized that taxonomy and description of new species is a passion of mine, and I have probably written 5+ more of these in the last year.
- How the electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) produces electricity to stun its prey. I actually remember how much time I had to spend researching this post before writing it, since I'm not very familiar with electricity prodctuction in animals. So I learned a lot of new stuff researching this, and I would suggest that you guys check out this post if you want to learn about the electric eels. I also miss seeing those $50+ author payouts of course :P
- I just got my first Cryptokitties! Looking back this was my one my worst investments ever. I should have saved it and eventually bought more Steem Monsters instead, because these seem to actually have a good and profitable future.
My first two cryptokitties.
My conclusion from looking back at these is that I used to write a lot more fun biology and ecology post, and these have steadily decreased in frequency. I was very addicted to writing my blog at that time, and these days I can rarely find the time to spend a few hours on writing a good science post. It's unfortunate, but it pretty much boils down to the fact that other things in my life is taking more time and attention, and I honestly can't spend the same amount of effort on my blog as I did last year.
But I also really miss diving into new topics that I can research and potentially write about, and I really hope my life will be a little less busy after New Year's Eve. Hopefully I can return to writing more frequent science posts again soon!
Here's to many more years
I want to thank everyone who still follows me even after all this time, both old and new. There are few people that I actually remember from two years back, but there are a few of you that are still stopping by from time to time. I appreciate every upvote and comment, so thanks for sticking with me for so long!