Back in March, I wrote a nice little post about how I was celebrating my Seven-Year-Blogoversary. I wrote it, checked it, and posted it. I even got a few comments.
And then I did something I thought was silly at the time– I checked back on my blog to the very first post, and something occurred to me.
I was wrong. My Blogoversary wasn’t until July.
Down came the post, and into the drafts folder (with the hundred or so other drafts I either started and never finished, or wrote and thought were not good enough for posting) it went.
Well that day has finally come. Seven years ago, I fired up the old Compaq, found my way to Blogger, and started a blog. It wasn’t much then, and truth be told, it isn’t much now– but it was, and is, mine.
I actually forgot that I had started my blog in 2004, when blogging was just starting to gain popularity. Back then, even Perez Hilton, Andy Towle and Arianna Huffington were mere blips on the blogosphere. Feast of Fools/Fun had not even begun to podcast (and podcasting had not even been invented). JoeMyGod was just another up-and-coming gay blogger.
Some of my favorite bloggers are still around, like Tuna Girl, Pua, Scott and Jake (my true-blue Blog Daddy). Others who have left their blogs behind I have reconnected with on Facebook. A few have disappeared into thin air. While we’re still in touch for the most part, I can’t help but have sentimental thoughts about those days on Tribe, (yes, it’s still there!) when the community was really starting to take off. Those were magical, exciting times. I’m proud to have been a part of it.
I’m glad I’m still here, too. It’s nice to have a place where I can look back and remember things I did, people I met, and places I went.
You never know, someday I may need those reminders.