Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the posts that made this year’s Top 10 are on the more serious side. That’s okay… I guess. Does it mean you guys don’t like it when I’m funny? Then again, it could just be an indicator that 2018 was a serious year.
Please note, these are not necessarily my favorite posts of the year. These are the ones that proved to be most popular among regular readers and those who stumbled upon my blog in one way or another. I’ll have my favorites list up tomorrow.
If you’re new to the site or have come over from The Captain’s Speech to see what this Aaron guy is all about, welcome! Here are some of the things that I wrote in 2018 that you might enjoy!
Seriously Inappropriate Laughter
This was a post I wrote toward the end of November when I saw an article on Facebook about a migrant mother of two who died when she was trying to climb a border fence and fell. To me, the politics of what to do about people entering the U.S. illegally doesn’t matter when people on Facebook are reacting to this article with laughter emojis.
Has It Really Been 20 Years?
2018 meant that it had been 20 years since I graduated from high school. This post, which I wrote in the week leading up to my high school reunion, was my honest look at my feelings toward attending the party. I still can’t believe it’s been 20 years… well, 21 now… since I finished high school. I just don’t feel that old.
I’m Gonna Die Alone
I don’t date very often. Or at all, really. So on the rare occasion that I do ask a girl out, it means that I’ve allowed my substantially thick walls to come down and become vulnerable. It’s a big risk for me. I took that risk. And it hurt when it suddenly didn’t work out. I held on to this post for a couple months after I wrote it, until a time when I wouldn’t care what anyone thought about how I felt about the situation.
It Really Has Been 20 Years
In the aftermath of my high school reunion, I was actually glad that I went. Good thing, too, since I helped plan the thing.
Good-Bye Green House
I’m actually not too sure why this one got so many hits. It was about my most recent move and the oncoming destruction of the house that I was moving from. Maybe, because it’s my church’s house, it got a lot of attention from people I go to church with. I’m just not sure.
What’s Old Is New Again
I had taken about a month long hiatus from blogging while I tried to get much of my life in order. This was me coming back to explain that I was now back to work in an old job.
Twelve Years Later
Still hard to believe it’s been 12 years since Dad passed away…
What If I’d Done What My Dad Did…
Speaking of Dad, he was on my mind a lot around the time I wrote this. It got me thinking about where I might be if I’d followed the same path he followed and what my life would look like if I was currently where he found himself at my age.
Eating Disorder Awareness
This was actually a repost of something I wrote a couple years ago to mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week. It sort of condenses several chapters of my Life Story posts into one post detailing my one time struggle with anorexia.
I guess that wraps it up for 2018. Well… for this part of 2018, anyway. Like I said, a lot of these are more of the serious kind of posts, lacking in the funny. But 2018 was a pretty serious year.