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01 January 2016

2016 - Happy New Year! Guets Neus! Καλή χρονιά!

... and also 11 years of ch-athens
Snow on an olive grove on Naxos, mountains in the background

Yesterday the year 2015 went out and today 2016 started. Thinking back to the "old" year, I feel ok about it. There were some difficulties to overcome personally (my accident with the broken leg), but I think I made the best out of it and was lucky that all went well. There were some incredibly bad times in politics and economy of the country I chose to live in. In the end, I disconnected myself from politics, and my own economic situation is good enough (knocking on wood). There were also some very good times in work, to work together with a team of friends. Another big event was my move out of Athens to Naxos, which makes my life much more beautiful, even though I see a lot of my friends less than before.

For 2016... I'm not really an optimistic person, let's just hope for the best, even if it might not be much. I don't have any new years resolutions or the like. I hope to continue with some good stuff, and to improve myself to avoid some not-so-good stuff in my life.

11 years of ch-athens

As usual, the new year is also the birthday party of this weblog. Because you know, 11 years ago, I did have a new years resolution: to make a weblog.

Same as last year, I didn't keep stats on the blog any more. Sometimes it would have been interesting to see the access numbers, but mostly I didn't care. I think access numbers have declined a lot. I'm not writing so often, so people don't check the blog a lot any more.

Basically my frequency of posts in 2015 was 1 to 3 times per month, with some exceptions where I rallied myself into posting a lot more regular over some time. I might have been tempted to drop the whole thing, but in the end each time I decided I still like this weblog, and that seeing it being without posts for a whole month would be sad.

For the themes of the posts, there were a slight resurrection of political writing, around the referendum in Greece. I talked about how I would vote, and I correctly predicted the result of the referendum. I did not predict the left government falling over and betraying its own people so absolutely, so I stopped writing about these things. It just hurt too much.

The other story line was my recovery from the accident, and various perceived milestones of "first time I was able to do xy". You were treated to a few pictures and some simple reports on my sportive progress. Which included learning to swim the breaststroke properly, buying and riding my bike on a trainer, and then getting back out on the streets and into the mountains.

Oh, and in January there was a post about how we had missed seeing the snow in Naxos. Well, we didn't miss it this year, we're right in the middle of it.


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Re: 2016 - Happy New Year! Guets Neus! Καλή χρονιά!

Bom Ano!
Thank you for keep writing :-)

Posted by: rodolfo at January 02,2016 00:17
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