It’s a bit of an annual tradition for me to write a post marking the turn of the New Year, and it feels like it’s been quite a year! For me, it’s difficult to believe that this time last year, Britain was going into another hard lockdown in order to contain coronavirus – that feels like a lifetime ago! Although that felt incredibly painful and lonely, I’ve found the rest of the year much more enjoyable, and it’s contained many positive memories and moments which I feel very fortunate for.
I recognise that this has still been a very difficult year for many though, especially amid the pandemic and all of the sorrow which it has brought. Regardless, I hope that each and every one of you out there have still managed to find plenty of joy and happiness over the last year.
Now for the annual tradition of revealing the statistics of the last year! Before that though, I’d just like to express my huge gratitude for everyone who takes the time to read this blog – it’s been a real privilege and honour to have spent another year with you.
- Views: 3,022,260
- Visitors: 350,390 in 184 territories
- Comments: 4672
- Posts: 455
- Words: 71,307
These numbers will always go up and down each year, but it does amaze me how far this blog has come. I still remember, over eight years ago, staring at an iPad screen and exploring how exactly to create a blog. Being clueless about website development all those years ago is quite a contrast to this year, where some of my proudest moments have been launching my own Latin Vocabulary Tester used by schools across the United Kingdom, and even ending up very briefly in WordPress’ annual State of the Word presentation!
It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m extremely grateful to you – the community! – who have made this possible.
This year ahead is also notable for me because it’ll be my last one at school, which is something I’m constantly mindful of! Although a series of challenging exams come before then, and vast amounts of my time continues to be consumed by learning Latin for them, I will miss it greatly. I’m hoping that this blog won’t be impacted too heavily by this over the next few months, but I’ll always try to be transparent and open if that changes.
If the last few years are anything to go by, I’m sure that the year ahead will be full of unexpected surprises, but I wish you all the best for it! Happy 2022! 🎆
Another beautifully written piece. I wish you continued success, Torres. Your blog brings comfort in a world of chaos.
A toast to the greatest CP blog ever made.
Happy New Year!
Thank you very much – much appreciated! Happy New Year, and all the best to you. 🙂
Thank you, Torres! I’ve been a regular since June 2020! I admire your time and dedication that you put just to help us on this wonderful nostalgic game, hope your wishes will come true, and i wish you the best on this brand-new year! Cheers from Mexico!
Thank you for your lovely comment, and for reading! I wish you all the best too. 🙂
Happy New Years Torres! I remember when I first found out about your blog.
I was really excited because I had SOOOO much trouble trying to get the backgrounds and stamps of mascots, yikes what a nightmare! I can’t believe its your last year in school! Make the most of it! I finished school for good in November on the 19th, and let me say, while I’m going to miss it, and the people in it, many memories were made. Hold on to your true friends Torres. They’ll always be there for you. Can’t wait to see what 2022 brings, and good luck with those exams! You’ll do great! Best wishes from Australia!
Thank you so much! I’m glad that this blog has helped with your time on the island – and your words of wisdom are certainly true! I wish you all the best too, and a very Happy New Year! 🙂
Congrats Torres! I hope your year goes well! Happy New Year 2022!!!
Thank you – Happy New Year to you too!
I wrote a massive spool but realised it was almost parasocial rambling. So really I just want to say thank you for everything. Good luck with school (and latin grammar!), 2022 baby lets gooooo!
Heh, I’m always worried that these posts turn into a ramble too. Thank you very much, and all the best to you! Happy New Year! 🙂
Happy New Year, Torres!!!
Best wishes to you and all the good people of the penguin world!
Let’s make 2022 a great year! (Gosh, writing 2022 looks weird! Haha!)
Take care and have a fun and safe weekend!
Thank you very much – have a lovely weekend too! Happy New Year! 🙂
You’re right though, writing “2022” is going to take some getting used to…
Happy New Year to you Torres! By the way, when can the penguins access the Welcome Room again?
I mean on the map
Happy New Year! I’m not sure, but I’m guessing that it’ll probably be back whenever the Holiday Party ends and the map returns to normal.
Happy New Year!! So glad you’re proud of yourself. You should be 🙂 I wish you all the best!
Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
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Sorry, I’m late to this, but Happy New Year 2022 from Singapore
Thanks very much, and to you too!