Monday, March 21, 2016

Top Posts of 2009, Year of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

As I approach the 1oth anniversary of this blog I continue going back over the years... So far I've made lists of top posts of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and now... drumroll... 2009. 

2009 was the year that my novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, was published, and with a coast-to-coast and here-and-there-to-Mexico book tour I pretty much had my hair on-fire. I also posted fairly often over at my research blog for 1860s Mexico, Maximilian ~ Carlota, and while I did post frequently here at "Madam Mayo," it was mainly with snippets of news and links, nothing for a keepsake list. 

I note that in 2009 I continued to post on "Blogs Noted," which I suppose could be of passing interest for some academic sociologist writing, say, An Early History of Blogging. None of those posts make my top list for that year.  And, as you might expect, dear reader, many of said notable blogs have sunk into the netherworlds of Cyberlandia. I mean, they're dead.

And Twitter! Sometime in 2008 or 2009 I started this peculiar thing called "tweeting." I wasn't sure what to make of Twitter-- and here I am in 2016 and I'm still not-- but in 2009 I did write a snippet of an essay it about for Literal, entitled "Twitter Is".

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Another milestone: In 2009 I was beginning to realize that I could use blog posts (and essays on my webpage) to lighten my email load-- such was my motivation for writing "To All The Many People Who Ask Me to Read Their Manuscript" . Several more how-to posts, qua answers to frequently asked questions,  appear on this blog in subsequent years.

And 2009 was also the year I started podcasting-- a joy of a learning curve I am still climbing in 2016.

And, so I see, I was beginning to ramp up with running guest-blogs (I no longer run them; more about that anon.)

Such are my observations for 2009. Herewith ye olde posts:

December 11, 2009

December 2, 2009

September 10, 2009

(Not much writing in this one, but favorite photos)
July 22, 2009

July 4, 2009

May 25, 2009

March 17, 2009

February 27, 2009

January 2, 2009

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