Looking Back at 2011

So, I might have fallen off the blogging wagon a little bit, but I’m hoping to be back once the year’s up and running.  Right now I’m under the weather, waiting for the new year at home with my wife, but I thought we could take a look at the past year on the blog. Early in the year I speculated at how huge things would happen during 2011, but I did not expect just how much happened this year. It’s been really interesting to see everything unfold, and it will be interesting to see how things continue to develop next year. As far as things happening on this blog, I think it makes the most sense to take a look at the top posts!

Coming in at #5 was my quick rundown ahead of Uganda’s elections, which has accumulated views steadily despite being way, way outdated: What’s Happening in Uganda Tomorrow?

#4 is last month’s rant on Why I Will Never Vote to Drug Test Welfare Recipients, thanks to a Facebook poll and a free evening for research.

My third most popular post this year was also from last month, on why I disagreed with people who praise Rwanda: Rwanda Isn’t a Model for Anything but Autocracy.

Coming in second this year is a post that’s been around almost two years, back when I took a look at Ethos Water and TOMS Shoes: For-Profit or Not-For-Profit?

And the most popular post this year, by more than double the hits for the others, was from when I took part in blogging the Caine Prize. The big hit was when I covered “Hitting Budapest” by NoViolet Bulawayo.

So, those are the big posts from this year! It’s been quite the year over on this end. I started off by getting married, and have since blogged my way through teaching and protesting and took a look at deployments and governance. The last couple of weeks have been pretty blog-free, but I’m hoping to change that. With that, I’ll leave you to your New Years – catch you in 2012!


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