About this blog

Since I started this blog a few years ago, the regularity of my posts has varied considerably. In 2011, I attempted the post-a-day challenge, posting every day for a few months. Since then, I have posted a lot less often, including a break from this blog of nearly two years. At the time of writing this, I am hoping to get a bit of a balance between these two extremes.

As the tagline states, this blog features ‘places I’ve been and things I’ve seen’. This marvellously ambiguous promise gives me freedom to talk about pretty much anything (as long as I have been there or seen it I suppose). So far, I have enjoyed posting about puzzles that intrigue me, videos that I have enjoyed, art I have created and photos of things I have done… so expect to see more of this sort of thing.

To date, by far my most read post is ‘How to make a cardboard box‘. I’m not quite sure why this is, but it got ranked quite high in Google Images. Other posts I am quite proud of (which I suggest you have a look at) are  ‘My top ten British sitcoms‘ and ‘List of games that you can play for free‘.

I hope that you enjoy this blog. Please leave a comment or contact me if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

— updated on 16/10/2013 —

7 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. Sandra Bell Kirchman January 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    For a PhD to be with such a complex subject your mastering, you seem to write very simply and from the heart. I predict you will be very successful, both in your chosen career and your new blog.

    I am very interested in your career, actually – or really the study of human biomechanics. What are your goals, hopes and dreams in this area? Where will you work? Will you travel?

    Sandra Bell Kirchman
    Wizards and Ogres and Elves…oh my!

    • stickinsect January 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement. Yeah, I find the field quite interesting… more so than more traditional areas of engineering. I hope to finish my PhD soon! Then… who knows… not me.

  2. kkoelling86 January 16, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    Keep up the good work and I’ll do the same! I’m completely new to the world of blogging. So a bit apprehensive.

  3. Lisa January 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Thanks for finding my site, Mike. Good luck with school, your yet-to-be-determined job, and the 2011 post-a-day challenge. I like your photos! If the hip replacement gig doesn’t work out, try a career in photography! 🙂

  4. Val May 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    I’ve only just found your blog, so have only just seen a few posts but it looks good to me! My own blog’s just about four months shy of two years old and it has kept changing all the way through, it’s a process of discovery and I hope you’ll find that yours is too. (I’ve been blogging since 2004, but different blogs).

  5. Nell November 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    You know what, if the blog is translated into Chinese, it does not make sense at all!!


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