I wrote the “looking back at 2019” post I had planned to share today. It was longer than I wanted – too long for between the holidays – so I left it on the island of misfit posts. In addition to being too long, it was only looking back. I really wanted to look around at this time. That’s what prompted the title. Some of you may remember watching WWII movies where a submarine captain raises the periscope, drapes his arms over the handles and looks around, enviably finding an enemy ship bearing down on him. Now that I think about it, maybe that wasn’t such a good title.
A side note to The Editor, this post is not based on the movie where the submarine captain sinks the transport carrying his wife and child – that was “Torpedo Run.” That isn’t even my favorite submarine movie – that was “The Enemy Below” which was the basis for “Balance of Terror” perhaps the best episode in the original series of Star Trek.
See, this is why I shouldn’t try to follow a formula.
Anyway, in looking around, I don’t see any enemies. I see memories of some wonderful moments in 2019, and I see some great opportunities in 2020. I don’t see much in the way of change. As most of you know, I escaped the world run by accountants in November, so I have no plans to sweat the numbers. I’ll continue with the pattern that’s working well for me – my regular four posts a week and the occasional additional post for a good cause or a fun challenge.
I’m going to continue to include photographs, but I’ve been trending toward fewer images with each post. WordPress’s inability to offer a good gallery option in the Block Editor is part of the reason for cutting back on images. I like to add images that augment the story or tell a separate story. The inability to have captions that don’t block the image or descriptions you can’t read makes that difficult. I will get a handle on this new editor, but we close 2019 with me still not being a fan.
I lost track of a few blogs in 2019. I found several new ones and I rediscovered an old friend, late in the year. I am very happy with the community I am a part of. As I look around, I see a lot of very creative friends and I can’t wait to see what they have to share in 2020.
I’ll be here on Wednesday with a one-liner. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy watching the ball drop, or however you take note of the change. Happy New Year!