I also entertained the fact that the essential poll seemed out of kilter with the other polls.
Since then many articles have been written.
A few things that have occurred are thus:
- I started Around The Traps . It had modest beginnings. My idea was simply to show up the 'best' articles I had seen on blogs.Since then it has blossomed. I read a lot more blogs, the articles of 'quality' have increased and other people tell us of articles I have not come across. Here Mark Thoma must have an honourable mention. He has a daily links section on his blog and I do find articles I haven't come across.
- It seems this has become a resource for people as the numbers on the various Around the Traps are increasing all the time. If so I am glad to have helped out.
- I read a lot more different blogs than I previously did. I found out about Andrew Gelman and Dave Giles on statistics and econometrics respectively and now follow each religiously. I found out about Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, Tim Harford, Dianne Coyle and Chris Dillow from Simon Wren-Lewis's excellent blog . He also has a link to Vox which is not to be missed. Brian Banisch started up his excellent climate clippings at LP
- I found out about David Glasner via a debate on Keynes and have remained a fan of his ever since.
- Similarly in Australia Ricardo Ambivalence writes high quality articles that should never be missed.
- I hardly comment these days. Possibly the reason is i do not have to. If something is on my mind I can write about it here.
- My wife complains to me I am on the computer for too long at night. Reading blog articles can be time consuming!
- The number of people coming here to read has increased over time. Around The Traps ( naturally ) has the largest numbers but there are also large numbers of Castle fans out there, particularly in Russia
- I am still perplexed why I get so many comments to me via e-mail and not via the comments section
I thought when I started this blog I would write a lot on sport but this has not happened. I did not think I would become a Caskett shipper simply because I wrote about the series. nor did I think I would attempt to put on music tracks every Sunday but when I can that is what I do.
All in all I have enjoyed myself. I hope you have as well.