Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Review: A Long, Slow Slide

My fortune cookie said that the year ahead would bring new experiences. Before I prepare for the new take a look at what happened in the previous year:

January



February



March

April

May

June


July


August

September

October

November

December

I reviewed my posts from the last year. The frequency with which I have posted has slowed to a little more than once a week. All this year I have been a little stuck and that has come out in my work. It was a long, slow slide to blah. I tried my hand at vlogging, but I found it to be too time consuming and being in front of the camera was not what I wanted. I tried to walk through a typewriter restoration, but I ran out of steam somewhere in the middle. The USB typewriter worked, but I wasn't bowled over by the experience of making it. Lackluster. That would be the summation of by blogging year. 

Even though I waded hip-deep into a treacly morass there were some bright spots. The NBC story was fun. I enjoyed the process of turning my blog into a book. I made some funny images. I had that awesome display and lecture.

With the bad there is good. New days are ahead. I hope that you have enjoyed every fun-packed bit that MM 2013 had to offer. Now we can move onto 2014.

8 comments:

  1. Don't blame yourself for the 'blahness' of the year, Ryan. 2013 was pretty...'beige', and stripped many of inspiration. I liked your noir photo. Even inspired my comment. I'm a sucker for shadows. Very atmospheric picture.
    Anyway, here's to a brighter year ahead in 2014!

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  2. 2013 was a year I could have done without... but, that's life I guess. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for the new year. Have a great one!

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  3. Seems to be the theme of 2013 for so many of us: blah.

    You had quite a busy and interesting year. Too bad about the pineapple. I remember your post. Did you get the machine cleaned and back operating?

    I've enjoyed each of your posts and your clips. I understand the time involved in doing any restoration. I imagine doing a video of it is a huge burden. I do photos so I remember how things go back together, and if I decide to post any I find the time it takes to edit gets out of hand video must take much much more work.

    Best wishes for a great 2014.

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  4. I miss your vlogs, they were very well done. (:

    ok, 2014: Type-In 5, and maybe we can get the locals together for some photography fun sometime. Onward, upward!

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  5. Sounds like a pretty darn good year to me.

    Hey, I would love to read your November lecture. Pretty please?

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    1. That will be my next post, I promise.

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    2. oh, good! I was sad to have missed it. (:

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  6. To me, it sounds action-packed -- remember how many people were seeing typewriters or yours or typing for the first time, thanks to your work. A certain percentage will decide to, er, "start a band" based on those experiences or seeing the NBC show. Someone who was just about to toss a machine will put a ribbon in it instead. Yes, sticking together a USB typer if done correctly, it probably tedious, like tuning a piano or cleaning a carburetor -- if you found yourself going "Whoopie, can't wait to do that again," THAT's when to worry!

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