Welcome, 2021!

How wonderful to be looking forward to another new year here on my blog. Aside from all else going on in the world, last year was not the best year for my blog as it got shunted aside in favor of some more important things going on in my life.

In 2020, Jedi by Knight got over 11,000 views from more than 8,000 visitors representing 118 countries around the world. I posted 70 times, though most of those were my weekly Lens-Artist photo challenges.

The most-viewed post I wrote last year was Engineering a squirrel obstacle course: Practical deterrent, entertainment, or science? regarding Mark Rober’s popular YouTube video. This was a super fun post to write, allowing me to use my zoology background to add even more scientific analysis to the squirrels, and I’m so glad everyone liked it. Phat Gus is still the best.

Phat Gus is my spirit animal

I hope to continue to do some blogging this year, though I warn you that my posting may be rather erratic. I had been doing a lot of my writing during my kid’s nap time on the weekends, but my toddler has stopped napping and my baby hasn’t worked out a set nap schedule yet. Plus, if either of them is asleep, I’m often asleep, too! But I am hoping to post at least once or twice a month.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Here are some things you can hopefully look forward to here at Jedi by Knight in 2021:

  • The return of Fan Art Friday, where Kiri and I both color the same picture from the Star Wars coloring book, often with very different results
  • More doodles from my school notebook margins, as I found a big stack of them when we were moving
  • A few more book reviews; there were a couple books I read last year that I made notes on but never found time to write the full post
  • Weekly Lens-Artist photo challenges will continue as much as possible, though the content will change. Since I am typically posting from my phone now, I will be sharing mostly photos from my daily life taken on my phone instead of images from my travels.
  • What would you guys like to see me write more about? Writing? Books? Star Wars? Nerdy parenting?

I have also come around to the WordPress block editor. It may be a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, but it seems to be working for me, especially when blogging with the WP app on my phone. Which is great, because I’m currently doing almost everything one-handed while holding a baby, and also the WP website is kind of crap right now.

Happy 2021 everybody! What are you looking forward to this year?

5 thoughts on “Welcome, 2021!

  1. Jennifer January 16, 2021 / 11:02 am

    I think bogging took a backseat for a lot of people the past year. Do what you need! Happy to hear from you though 😊 I’m actually super excited for the coloring comparisons again! They’re so interesting both in the picture itself and the differences between y’all. See you around! πŸŽ‰

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  2. For Tyeth January 16, 2021 / 11:51 am

    Hello Mei-Mei, Happy New Year to you and your clan! I too look forward to seeing the return of Fan Art Friday, you and Kiri triggered my imagination more than once in the past so thanks.
    I think I have got used to the “new” WP Block Editor now, which is just as well because posting on my blog each week helped keep me balanced. I felt a pressure whilst producing each article (and design) but the reward of seeing it up on my site and the kind comments and responses folks left made the effort worth it and carried me through 2020.

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  3. starwarsanon January 26, 2021 / 4:16 pm

    Well, you’ve written about it here so it will be done. It is law for now.

    And, hey, I think I posted 5 times last year? LOL!! So I think as long as you beat that in 2021, you’re on a good roll.

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    • Mei-Mei January 31, 2021 / 11:43 am

      Excellent, I’m setting a low bar to clear! Lol

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