Well, okay, the birthday was a couple of days ago, but I still wanted to recognise it. Three years ago I wasn't really sure what Sidewalking Victoria would fully be, but I started out anyways, in some ways it i am still figuring it out.
For this short post I thought I would highlight where this all started and one of my favourite posts from each year since then. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you and all of the other readers of Sidewalking Victoria. I am still so surprised how many people pop in and read every month. I sincerely hope that you keep coming back over the next three years.
The First Post
This post was the quiet start to my blog. Looking back now, what I said there still holds for what I try and write about. I still try to tell you about places that you may not know about and if you do, then something about them that may not obvious.
My Favourite Post from the First Year
Looking back at the first twelve months, I think that my favourite post was The Birth of the Notch. Perhaps because that post talks about the potential of an area that I still hold out a lot of hope for. Also, because I do truly love the name "The Notch", which was originally coined by a friend of mine on Vibrant Victoria.
I was able to double my writing in the second year, completing 26 posts, which makes it that much harder to choose one, but if I have to I would choose Rockland Avenue or Fight! This post focused on Victoria's bizarre neighbourhood boundaries. It is a topic I have come back to quite a few times as I think that something like this, that seems innocuous, actually has a significant negative impact on the city.
Somehow in the last year I have put up almost 40 posts. Also in that time I was able to open the Sidewalk Store, where you can get some Sidewalking merch (I am sure there will be more to come here). Of all of the posts that I finished in the last year, perhaps my favourite was about my thoughts on What Makes a Great Urban Village. This little post speaks to a lot of what is important in the little places all over our city and what makes them work.
Do you have a favourite Sidewalking post? Let me know! And once again thank you for reading!