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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Wikio Parent Blog Rankings - April Preview

Do you fancy a sneak preview of the Wikio Parent Blog rankings for April?


I know that a lot of people don't follow their statistics or rankings because of the politics involved but the geek side of me always finds these interesting.  March was an interesting month for me as I don't seem to have published as many blog posts but I have acquired new readers as a result of my feature in the Lancashire Telegraph and my appearance on Radio Lancashire and more of my posts were linked to by other bloggers.

I'd be really interested to know what other bloggers and readers feel about these rankings.  For me, they are a measure of the success of my blog and, to some extent, the influence on other bloggers but I know a lot of other people in the blogosphere dislike rankings and/or never check them.  It will make a great discussion in the comments section.

The full list will be published by Wikio on 5th April 2011.