Ten years ago today I started my public-facing blog with the following wide-eyed post:
Wow, am I loving this blog software or what? It’s truly amazing what a great program this is, and what a tremendous amount of effort it has been to put together a killer blogging app. More to come as I tweak this damn thing.
That software was Blogsphere by Mr. Declan Lynch. It’s how I first got to meet Dec and become friends. That software also gave me a way to join a community of writers, friends and other technologists. In 2006, it helped me get paid for my writing with a gig that would last three years at Intranet Journal. It got me press credentials, blogger credentials, and it blazed a trail to do things I may never have otherwise.
My first daughter was nearly two back then and my second daughter was almost here. There was no iPhone or iPad or Android, and Blackberry was the only game in town. Mozilla was at version 1.5, and Chrome didn’t exist. I was planning a Domino 5.0.12 migration to Domino 6.5. I ended up migrating to Exchange. Ephedrine was still legal over the counter, Napster was a big deal, and HDTV didn’t really exist. I was a programmer, then an admin, and now I don the pointy hair. Things really have come a long way.
I’ve written over 1000 posts and interacted with over 2000 comments in those ten years. And even though my output has diminished over the years, I still love this medium. And despite the continual “Notes is Dead” proclamations and “Blogging is Dead” idiocy that we’ve had to endure over the years, I’m still working with IBM Notes and still blogging away.
This blog really has been a springboard for so many things. I’m grateful for that and grateful for every reader who has ever interacted here on Greyhawk’s Meanderings. This has been a big part of my online world, my online brand, and such an outlet for my writing. I would have done it if no one was reading, but I’m thankful that you did.
Ten years is a long time to do anything in this world, so I’m happy to have kept it going for so long. Here’s to doing it another ten. Thanks for coming along for the ride.