I published 168 posts on Opus in 2021, or roughly one post every 2.17 days. (By contrast, I published 181 posts in 2020.) As always, my guiding principle continues to be to write for myself, first and foremost.
In other words, I try to write only about the things I want to write about, and clickbait and hot takes be damned. It’s a policy I’ve had for over two decades, and as I celebrate my 25th(!) anniversary of blogging (blogiversary?), it’s one I’m not going to change any time soon.
The following is a list of my favorite posts from 2021. These aren’t necessarily the site’s most popular or “viral” posts (and to be fair, I think I’ve only ever had one truly viral post, back in 2010). Rather, these are the posts that I most enjoyed writing and hew closest to my Platonic ideal for Opus’ content.