A few weeks back I was curious about my blog life. How many times have you heard that sentence in your life? You see I started my first blog in June 2003. That’s about 11 years ago. My first iteration I have archived here. I cannot say that anything I wrote had value but I enjoyed it. Words have always been fun. From June 2003 till May 2006 I published 510 posts. And lots of pictures and even a few videos. The kids and I used to look at them from time to time. I should probably pull that out of my hat in a few weeks.
Anyway, I needed a better way to blog so in May 2006 I found a program called WordPress and tested it out. It was created for bloggers and free so how could I turn that down. I installed it and well it was much better than my previous method. That blog is archived here. This version of my blog lasted from May 2006 until October 2012 and had 925 published posts. I was a bit surprised. I do not remember writing that much. I had tried a few times from 2010 to 2012 to get things going again but I always failed to maintain the writing. I just couldn’t get any traction. I wasn’t sure why.
Then I decided that I needed to start completely over. It would be completely new. I would not be hindered by what was published before and that is where I find myself now. I had a bit of a struggle personally from mid-July to mid-September. So my writing on the blog basically stopped. My journal was full but it was a bit dark. Yes, I let the world weigh on me more than I should. I also cherish my sadness, loneliness, depression, and anguish sometimes. Yes – more than I should.
So January 2014 I started fresh. Basically I just write about whatever randomness I have in my mind that is suitable for the general public. And sometimes the not-so-suitable. I wonder if my children will read this in the future and wonder what was really going on inside my head. Wouldn’t that be a fun time? Listening to your kids talk about the things you wrote.
This iteration has recently gone over 200 published posts. I feel pretty confident that I’ll get 1,000 before it dies and I start over. But maybe I won’t need to start over.