2009: My year in communication

Following on from the previous post, here is a break down of my year in communication.

Anyone who knows me has probably heard me complaining about the volume of email I've been getting in 2009. In 2008 I had an average of 33.4 emails per day and this has doubled to 66.8 emails per day during 2009. Thankfully, the email mountain was in the first half of the year and I've worked hard to reduce it as the year has gone on. I still have too many email conversations that would be much better and easier as telephone calls. The reduction has to continue into 2010 otherwise I'll never have time to do anything productive.

2009 emails
Emails per month during 2009. Does not include spam. CREDIT: Stuart.
Anyone who has been reading this blog for some time will be able to predict the plot showing the number of blog posts. It had been dropping through 2008 and that trend has continued into 2009. This is partly because so many other blogs cover the latest astronomical news far quicker and in more depth than I can so it would be boring for me to repeat them.

2009 blog posts
Blog posts per month during 2009 CREDIT: Stuart.
The other problem with blogging is that it takes some time to compose a post. I've found that Twitter has made it very easy to post a quick link to something interesting and to keep in touch with lots of people in a far more efficient way than by email.

2009 tweets
Tweets per month during 2009 CREDIT: Stuart.
A Wordle of my Twitter stream makes a fairly good summary of my utterings. The hashtags #dotastro, #meteorwatch and #stfc are all visible.

Wordle
A Wordle summary of my Tweets CREDIT: Stuart.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 03rd Jan 2010 (20:20 GMT) | Permalink
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