Wow, two “X years Ago Today” this week..
5 Years ago today, I started this blog. June 19th 2004. I wish I would have started earlier. I was addicted to reading them (like crack) from like 2001-2003, and finally bit the bullet and started one in 2004. First on Blogger, then moved to WordPress (wow I jacked my SEO on that one), but then a few hosting providers later, even my own server, and here I am. Media Temple is my current hosting and I have never been happier with a hosting provider.
I do need a new theme, I wish someone would help me out! I would even pay – 50 bucks? Who wants to? I did add the “ads” about a year or so ago, and surprisingly it brings in decent money, not huge $$ but enough to pay for hosting for the year for sure.
I love blogging, I love my blog too. Why? Because it’s mine. I can blog about whatever, and it’s mine. It has been with me through 7 apartments, 3 girlfriends, 5 cities, 5 computers, 4 OS’s, 1 baby, 5 jobs, and much more. It’s always there.
People say “blogging is dead” and I don’t agree. Blogging may be dead, for the lazy. I can “tweet all day” but if I have something to really say, or put out there and think through and share, the blog is the place. I see so many A-list bloggers just let their blogs die because of Twitter/FriendFeed. For Shame. Don’t you have anything share that is longer than 140 characters? Come on.
Anyways, this blog will be around for a while, looking back I just wish I would have blogged more. Make it a ritual. Share knowledge. Share with the community (does that make me a communist? oh noes!) Have fun!
Thinking back 5 years ago, I can’t even remember much of what I was doing. in St. Cloud, MN. Working for St. Cloud Wireless Holdings. Doing ASP Classic/SQL 2000. Reading blogs with RSS Bandit and other tools. Using a PPC 6601 as a phone. Driving a Chevy Silverado 1500. Had a 1 bedroom apt, bachelor pad. Was starting to play guitar again. Never thought I would be where I am right now, never. And 5 years from now, I bet I will say the same thing :)
Happy Blogging! :)