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My key stats for 2020 A look back at some stats in 2020

Week 166.0 — 28th December '20

I've been tracing various metrics through various apps and devices for the past 7 years or so. First with the M5 co-processor in the iPhone 5S, then via the awesome (but fragile) UP and UP24 bands from Jawbone and since late-2016, I've had an Apple Watch. All of the above have left me with a lot of data I can sift through.

But there are other metrics I thought were worth sharing that I can then keep track of with a yearly check-in.

Item 2018 2019 2020
Total Steps 3,351,065 3,651,825 2,947,764
Average Steps 9,181 10,005 8,054
Average time asleep N/A 7hr 34 7hr 44m
Emails received 883 1,201 1,158
Emails sent 65 79 46
Tweets N/A N/A 150+
Books read N/A 1 2
Items published on 1 Thing A Week 1092 1210 482
Items published on SITEJOY N/A N/A 500+

Statistical analysis

I'm honestly surprised that the number of items posted here on 1 Thing A Week has dropped so drastically. While it's hopefully been quality over quantity, I'd like to be using notable items as often as possible. It sometimes acts as a bookmarking function for me so it's odd to see my usage drop by almost two thirds.

I really pushed myself last year to walk as often as I could. Not a chance that was going to happen this year but I'm pleasantly surprised with how many steps I got in. Without manually counting or parsing a 700mb XML file, I can't figure out the number of rings I completed on my Apple watch so I've left that off for this year. Hoping I can figure something better out for the next time I get around to this.

I don't know how many books I read in 2018, but only remember one I got through in 2019. I managed to get through two (each taking weeks to complete). The first, was one I had read about 15 years ago called Predictably Irrational and the second was a travel diary to accompany the show, An Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington. I enjoyed both and already have a new book sat on my desk that I need to get into.

I'm really pleased I've actually had more sleep this year. I still need to nod of earlier, but I'm not expecting to hit 8 hours any time soon! I never remember needing a lot of sleep. I'd go to bed late and wake up early even through my teens. Now I need as much as I can get! If I hit 7hrs and 44m again next year I'll be really happy about that!

Lastly, SITEJOY. Knowing I've reviewed well over 2,000 sites and found more than 500 that fit the criteria is really exciting. For a project I thought about for 10 years, I'm so proud to have got it out there. I cannot wait to see what the next 500 posts bring. I'm averaging 2 posts a day, so I'll hit the 1,000 mark towards the end of 2021 if all goes well.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 166.2 – Tuesday
    1. Facebook's Unknowable Megascale daringfireball.net
  2. 166.4 – Thursday
    1. Chichen Itza in the 1890s and now reddit.com
  3. 166.6 – Saturday
    1. 2020, in 7 minutes Vox on youtube.com

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