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A new start

In 2005 I started a blog – Hybrid Thoughts – on Blogger. It’s been 11 years of posting thoughts, photos, videos, and links. At times I’ve been serious and reflective, other times I have been a bit goofy….yes I admit this part of my personality.  Hybrid Thoughts began because we had moved to Calgary and I wanted my parents to be able to experience what our kids and we were in  our new home. At first, I had been emailing photos but those were the days of dial up and lots of buzz, click, buzz…taking a long time to get one photo across the internet.

The idea of a blog came from Jason who suggested I could post photos and then all our family could see what we were doing. I experimented a bit with this and that until Hybrid Thoughts was born.

The new start is a switch from Blogger to WordPress – a change of platform. My thanks to Phil who worked to help me pull over the past 11 years of posts – unfortunately, they did not all come over. Yet, I will pick this up and move forward. You’ll see some changes – some differences for sure. I am working at understanding how this platform works so if you can be patient, it will get better over time.IMG_0301


The reluctant blogger

I seem to be the reluctant blogger these days.  From the days – actually years – of daily blogging I am finding too much time between posts these days.  Now it isn’t because there is nothing to blog about, it just seems I am neglectful, perhaps the new year will bring a renewed sense of blogging.

At any rate here’s today’s report…it was the THQ Christmas party today.  The food was wonderful and the setting unique – the Ontario Science Centre.  Our team was there and we had a good time. We have a really great team.

November’s top 5 posts

For the month of November here were my top 5 pageviews:

1. Despicable Me = The Christmas Carol which was viewed 247 times

2. 20 Questions to Ask a Leader continues to be a favourite is on this list every month, it got 198 views

3. Think before you post again is a frequent page view and was listed at 186 views

4. A Father and Son Walk got 90 pageviews last month and chronicles Phil’s adventure with me in 2011

5. Welcome to Canada is a new one to make the monthly list and came at the election of President Obama

So there you have last month’s top 5 posts – you’re welcome to read them again and leave a comment if you wish!