This has been A Good Year ^TM. I won an award, had fun reporting on the eye-opening World Conference of Science Journalists, finally joined Twitter, spoke at Science Online London and was promoted at work.
On top of that, this blog has gone from strength to strength thanks to the promotional efforts of the folks here at ScienceBlogs and the word-spreading antics of you readers. This last month, the blog has seen the largest amount of traffic it has ever seen, about four times the level of the same time last year.
I'll endeavour to provide the same quality of news coverage with perhaps a few more opinion pieces on journalism and science communication, and one or two satirical send-ups. And I want to point out that Not Exactly Rocket Science has been, and always will be, free. In an age where paywalls are popping up around news sources all over the place, this blog will continue to be a place where people can get their science news solely for the price of their time.
Finally, I need to thank my amazing wife Alice, whose photo graces the sidebar. None of this would be possible without her support.
So Happy New Year everyone. I hope that, as the 21st century enters its difficult second album, you all have yourselves A Good Year ^TM.