As I have slowed down on blogging a bit this year, I have ramped up on the Instagram posts, mainly because they’re so visual and immediate, and this makes my life simpler. I hope that you will become a follower on Instagram.
Regardless, I still managed to write more than 120 posts, and these were some of the most popular. Click on the link to see the original post.
The most popular post of the year was the one that I hated to write. My beloved dog, and source of much entertainment to my readers, died in April. As heart-breaking as the decision was to put him to sleep, it was the absolutely right and correct thing to do. I still miss him every day, and am still searching for a dog who can take his place in my life.
Another popular, but sad post was about the incredible boat-lift on September 11, 2001 in New York. While most people forget that Manhattan is an island, that became immediately clear on that bright morning.
A house I have loved for years went up for sale over the summer. But things are now always what they appear to be, and the house was a huge disappointment once I got a closer look.
A funny and popular post was about the congressman, since vanished off the radar, who “decorated” his office to look like Downton Abbey. That red paint is going to be a pain to cover.
One of the big design events of the year was Lilly Pulitzer’s collaboration with Target, which turned out to be a huge nightmare. At the beginning, it all seemed good.
For nine years, I have been working on presenting the good parts of Baltimore to the “outside” world, and to those whose sole impression of Baltimore comes from either John Waters movies, or The Wire. All of my efforts were negated by the uprising in April after the death of Freddie Gray. It makes me sad for the city.
What were your favourite posts?