(This article was originally published at Effective Graphs, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

It’s hard to believe that I have completed my first year of blogging. I’ve been posting approximately once a week and this is my 53rd post. It’s a good time to see where we’ve been and decide where we should be going.

I just categorized the posts to date. The categories I used are methods, principles, criticisms, tables, announcements, and miscellaneous. These categories are not mutually exclusive and many of the posts could have been placed in a different category. I frequently criticized a graph form such as multiple pie charts and then showed an alternative presentation of the data such as in Arrow Charts and Other Alternatives to Multiple Pie Charts. I placed that post in methods since it was intended to show an alternative to many pairs of pie charts rather than criticizing a specific chart. Figure 1 shows the number of posts in each category.

Here are links to the posts in each category:

**Methods**

A Histogram is NOT a Bar Chart

Arrow Charts and Other Alternatives to Multiple Pie Charts

Comparing Distributions with Box Plots

How Should I Label Log Scales in Charts and Graphs?

Linked Micromaps for Geographically Referenced Data

Thinking Outside the Chart Menu

Thinking Outside the Chart Menu: Part 2

Trellis Plot Alternatives to Three-dimensional Bar Charts

Two Opinions on the Usefulness of Pictograms

Visualizing Stop and Frisk and Murder Rates in New York City

When Should I Use Logarithmic Scales in My Charts and Graphs?

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