I just blogged for work. On Blogger, which I haven’t logged onto in over two years.
It felt odd. Like I was accessing a past Interweb-self, even though I wasn’t blogging as myself (well technically, I was blogging as my real name, but not for myself…ah, usernames you can be so very confusing). Anyway, I used to lament the fact that I deleted my old blog, but having logged on today I was kind of glad to have erased that digital footprint as I very much like this space here, and feel it reflects a lot more of me than the other one did. And I will not be deleting this one (and please feel free to remind me of this if I ever decide to in the future). I’ve been blogging for just over four years now and it’s interesting to see how your relationships change – with your blog itself, with your readers and ultimately your own relationship with the Internet.
Lately, I will admit I’ve been somewhat disinterested in what is going on online. I hardly spend any time online, and if I do, its one of about a half a dozen sites, so in this regard I feel like the Internet is well, getting boring. Although to be fair, it really hasn’t changed, I’ve just outgrown certain parts of it. The same things don’t keep my interest, but I suspect that to will change as things continue to evolve and it’s nice to have this space to come back to share treasures found online or to just update everyone with what’s happening. And the one thing that has kept me blogging for over four years, is really the comments from you, the readers, and the dialogues created from those comments away from this space. Who knew that was possible? So I must thank-you for that.
Do you think blogs will exist 5, 10 or even15 years from now?
On a completely unrelated note, I found this photo while searching for a something for a work event. Look at those chubby arms!
p.s. Did you see this years word of the year? *insert fist shake*