Here’s a little graph-y chart thingy. Each scrollbar represents one month’s worth of blogging. The size of each scrollbar represents the overall size of the page that one is viewing (a large scrollbar equals less vertical content in the page). So I took a screenshot of every “month” page in the archives, and assembled those into this chart. I wanted to compare the amount of stuff I’ve done on this weblog every month since it began in April 2005. It’s not a particularly scientific way of measuring things, because once a page’s content gets quite large the default minimum size of the scrollbar kicks in; but this is more of an overview-y glimpse than a science experiment.
What this chart tells me is that I got off to a slow start, picked up speed and remained fairly consistent through ’til the summer of 2006. Then I had my little freak-out where I stopped altogether; did nothing in December 2006, very little in January and February of this year, and have been pretty inconsistent ever since.
I’ve had a feeling for quite a while now that the overall quality of this page has been dwindling. And I think it’s partly to do with the quantity and regularity also dwindling; putting less stuff up here makes every post that I do put seem more important (in my own head); like each one has to be great rather than average. I’m going to make an attempt to rectify that, and try and get back to writing or drawing or photographing something most days of the week. Whether that’ll kick in right away, I don’t know; but it has to kick in sooner or later otherwise this whole thing becomes as pointless as Oblio.