October 2011 – in Review

October was a very busy month!!!!

Dad got out of the hospital and is home being fiesty as ever, the garden and lawn are buttoned up, we survived the Blizzard of October 2011, and became a two-car family.  I started using Google+ as my primary Social Media hub and deleted Facebook, which I never really liked.

Mary started to contribute to One Foot In Reality and I resurrected/recreated an old blog called Aging Reluctantly, where I/we will write about things that don’t fit here and well the title kind of tells you a lot.

I had my fourth blogging anniversary.

Even through all that we managed to get out a few times and go for long walks (hikes) in the woods and I started running at least a couple of miles 4-5 days a week – Mary never stopped.

Below are our top ten posts based on pageviews for the month.

  1. Evernote as a Task Manager
  2. Opus Domini – Electronic Organizer Review
  4. Evernote Review
  5. Google’s Dynamic View – I Started Using It
  6. Mobile Me Review
  7. Blogger’s Dynamic Views Themes – My Thoughts
  8. The Greatest Speech Ever Made – Charlie Chaplin
  9. Apple Text-to-Speech – Review
  10. Google+ Review-While Keeping it Real

It seems that the posts with the most pageviews continues to be those related to reviewing tech related apps or software and 6/10 of the top 10 are from before my retirement.  That is not the direction that this blog is intentionally headed, as it continues to move toward more of a living simply focus, but it seems that a lot of people are very interested in other people’s opinions of how they are using technology, not just the bigwigs or people in the tech industry.

Therefore every so often we will continue to write about technology related “stuff” that we use and our opinions about them.  However, that is not the primary direction we are headed, but using technology is a part of living simply in today’s world.

No October was very busy, but it also was a very good month.