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Year Four in Review

It’s been a quiet year on Lone Gunman with only 76 posts published over the last 366 days: but the response has been as great as ever.

This year is a special one for Lone Gunman as it was four years ago today–during the last leap day–that the first post was published. It’s been a great experience and the site has evolved a lot, as you can see if you take a look through my previous ‘in review’ posts (Year One, Year Two, Year Three).

And so the passing of another year can mean only one thing… Lone Gunman is four, and this is Year Four in Review; a compilation of the best things I’ve read on the Internet over the last twelve months.

Lone Gunman Keywords (Year Four) - Wordle.net
Visualisation of the 50 most frequently used keywords on Lone Gunman in year four.

Items definitely not to miss are highlighted (probably not through an RSS feed reader). [LG] denotes my original post.

First, the three most read and shared posts from the past year: Food-Based Body Clock the Key to Jet Lag, Inventive Ways to Control Trolls and Optimal Caffeine Consumption.

Relationships

Negotiation/Persuasion

The Brain, Our Senses

Food

Learning

Design

Technology

Other

Guest Posts

Finally, this year I’m extremely grateful to two friends for taking over Lone Gunman during a vacation. Their posts were excellent, and I recommend you go back and review them:

Thanks!

Year Three in Review

And so another year has passed since my last review. It’s been a busy year of learning a new language in my equally new country of residence, changing jobs (and everything that entails) and, of course, writing 200 posts here on Lone Gunman (and thanks again to you: there’s been hundreds of comments… and 49,810 spam comments).

The passing of another year can mean only one thing… Lone Gunman is three, and this is Year Three in Review.

Lone Gunman Keywords (Year Three) - Wordle.net
Visualisation of the 50 most frequently used keywords on Lone Gunman in year three.

Items definitely not to miss are highlighted (probably not through an RSS feed reader). [LG] denotes my original post.

First, the three most read and shared posts from the past year: Scientifically-Proven Ways to Improve Creativity, Statistical Literacy Guides and (the infrequently updated) Rules of a Gentleman.

Creativity

Sleep

Happiness

General Personal Development

Physical Health and Fitness

Persuasion

Business and Entrepreneurship

Technology

Books

Education

Other (Typography, Psychology, Writing, etc.)

Thanks!

Now that my life is starting to resemble something close to “normal”, expect a much more regular posting schedule over the next twelve months.

Year Two in Review

Another year, a further 445 posts and an additional 17,790 spam comments have passed (and 453 legitimate comments, for which I am eternally grateful–thanks!) and Lone Gunman is now two years old.

Somewhat delayed since I’ve recently moved to the Netherlands, here are the best things I’ve read on the Internet and posted here over the past twelve months… it’s Year Two in Review.

Lone Gunman Keywords (Year Two) - Wordle.net
Visualisation of the 50 most frequently used keywords on Lone Gunman in year two.

Items definitely not to miss are highlighted (probably not through an RSS feed reader). [LG] denotes my original post.

First, the most popular posts of the past year: The Seven Psychological Principles Con Artists Exploit, A History of the 160 Character Text Message and The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity.

Business and Entrepreneurship

Persuasion (In Business and Life)

Health, Food and Exercise

Metacognition (Creativity, Learning and Thinking)

Typography and Design

Relationships and Marriage

Personal Development

Happiness

Miscellaneous

Earlier this year I went travelling for a couple of months and handed the blog over to three very capable people. Alex J. Mann, Dan Zambonini and Andrew Simone.

Alex’s posts, Dan’s posts and Andrew’s posts are definitely worth a look.

Thanks!

Year One in Review

366 days, 616 posts and 15,144 spam comments later, I am happy and proud to announce that Lone Gunman is now one year old (founded on February 29th 2008, I suppose it’s not even that, is it?).

LG has evolved into something completely different to what I had first envisaged and the whole experience of writing here for the past year has been fantastic: one of the most rewarding online experiences of my life and something I hope to continue doing far into the future.

After learning more about the topics I love because of this site, I have wanted to review the past year’s posts. With that said I present: The Best Stuff I’ve Read on the Internet in the Last 366 Days, or, more succinctly, Year One in Review.

Lone Gunman Keywords (Year One) - Wordle.net
Visualisation of the 50 most frequently used keywords on Lone Gunman to date.

Items definitely not to miss are highlighted (probably not through an RSS feed reader). [LG] denotes my original post.

First, the three most-revisited links of the past year: Wikipedia’s list of common misconceptions [LG], list of logical fallacies [LG], and list of cognitive biases [LG]: three links will change how you think.

Entrepreneurship

Economics and Finance

Just, Interesting

Books Reading is always a pleasure and during the past 12 months I’ve done a lot of it. These posts influenced my reading habits (and Amazon wish list) tremendously:

Zen Mastery I decided to pursue Zen-through-minimalism. These were either inspiring or useful:

Intelligence Research into intelligence and its correlates was plentiful, these articles catching my eye specifically:

Writing and Speaking Two things I strive to improve.

Most Popular Post: LHC First Beam, a collection of links from the morning of the LHC’s first beam.

Thanks!