Happy Birthday

One year anniversary!


More or less exactly one year ago, I started this blog out of the curiosity, if I could maintain it and force myself to write every.single.week. I did and 52 posts later (57 really, but I added some already existing posts for the launch of my site) I still do. Happy anniversary to me!

The last year

So in the last year I covered a whole bunch of topics. Sorted by the most posts these were:

  1. Academia (25 posts)
  2. Productivity (21 posts)
  3. Archaeology (17 posts)
  4. and the rest like book reviews, video games or movies.

Funnily, my review of the Marvel movie Eternals was my most successful one, but followed by my book review on Cal Newports Deep Work and my review on Baalbek Reborn: Temples. My visitors come mainly from the U.S.A. or Germany, which makes sense, but I am very happy that also people from Lebanon, Denmark and Turkey read my blog. I have constantly increased my views each month and am happy, that in contrast to the beginnings, I increased views 16-fold.

This year

This year, after the anniversary, plan to continue. This whole website is an experiment, but I can already feel that writing regularly does me good. So I will give it another year and see where this goes. I also want to write about some new topics like Mental Health in Academia. Also, I imagine to dive more into media analysis, as I am very interested in the public visualisation of the past or professions connected to the past.

I will have a look at the numbers and probably won’t increase my views as much as last year, but I think a certain increase should be visible. I also have my newsletter which has a couple of subscribers now and I will see, if I can interest more people in that. Maybe I think about strengthening the topic of my blog a bit more, as I have the feeling it is still about everything and nothing. We’ll see.

If you have ideas to share, feel free to contact me or comment down below. I am quiet interested in what you would like to see or read.



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Sebastian Hageneuer

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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