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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!