2016 was my first full year with my own site.
Not coincidentally it is also the first year since 2012 in which I did not publish a book.
Rather than dive into a book, I instead chose to try to build my site, balancing my penchant for writing long, in-depth analysis on topics few people think about with some shorter stream of consciousness pieces, lists, and videos.
I also continued to write on Medium and contributed to The Musical Outcast in the U.K., while at the same time also establishing new partnerships with Hip Hop Golden Age, My Trending Stories, Sitcom World, Fatherly, and others.
A year is a long time and some things are missed or forgotten, so just as I did in 2015, I’ve compiled the best things I wrote this year.
Thanks for reading!
- When his comeback album, Relapse, wasn’t totally embraced, Eminem completely changed his career forever
- I went back to my hometown for the first time in almost 15 years and the memories came flooding back
- While I have all of the things that make me an adult – career, mortgage, family – I still don’t feel like an adult
- So many self-help articles focus on walking away from your job or having a bulletproof morning routine, but life for most of us isn’t so cut-and-dried
See you in 2017!
Christopher Pierznik’s eight books are available in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, Medium, and many more.Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.