I remember it fairly well.
It was a summer’s evening much like this one. I was reading my friend Jake’s blog, NoFo, and thought to myself, “I can do this. Hell, I like to write. I’m always writing stuff. Why not do it on one of these Blog things?”
And in just a few short minutes, my first blog was born.
I’ve been on quite a journey since then. I’ve traveled to new and familiar places. I’ve shared many different facets of my life. I’ve shared photos and memories and stories from my past. I’ve lived through the death of my father and the birth of my nieces. I’ve shared dating horrors and successes, and frustrations with the whole wide world. I dabbled in podcasting, and became a more active member on another popular podcast. And along the way I’ve met lots of great bloggers, made friends with others I have never met in person, but consider all of them very dear friends.
Four years later, I’m still blogging, though not as often as I used to. And while my attention has been split in many other directions, I will always continue this presence as the “grand central station” for everything about little ol’ me.
I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, and honored to be among the ranks of blogging “seniority.” It’s been a pleasure for me, and I hope it’s been a pleasure for you as well.
So thank you for accompanying me on this journey. It’s far from over. In fact, I dare say, it’s only just begun.
UPDATE: Ironically, this is also my 1,000th post. Wow!