Monday, December 21, 2009

Five Years Ago Today

It was five years ago today I wrote my first blog post. I am not sure why making note of this date is important, but I guess we humans cannot resist the urge to mark our territory, whether it be by a fence, a wall, pissing on trees, or creating markers on calendars.

In December, 2004 I had no clue about blogs. A woman on a forum that shall remain anonymous turned me onto them. She had recently started an exercise blog to help the obese of the World get a handle on their misery by showing them how skinny people stayed skinny. She posted for a couple of months and then her blog died. It just stopped.

My blog, well, it didn't amount to much. Disjointed ramblings of an aging hippy redneck wannabe. Hell, I couldn't even perform the most basic of blogging skills I now take for granted. It was at least two years before I even turned on the comments or learned how to post images and links. All the original blog did was supply me with a place to vent neatly.

It would have been so easy to to blow it off. But I didn't. And five years later I have hundreds of thousands of words archived somewhere deep in a cave in Greenland, South Dakota, or maybe just down the road. Who knows where this shit goes when it is not on the screen?

Stick with something long enough and I guess that something gets better or at least easier to do. My writing is better now and I actually have figured out how to add things like images, links, and other blogging fun stuff.

So in the best traditions laid down by forebears I never knew, I officially and with great flourish do now hereby declare this a day of extreme local celebration. I would petition Obama Man to have this day forever a day of national remembrance. Unfortunately for the country and me, the man has way too much on his plate what with his current efforts to save the planet.


Laura said...

Congratulations on The Blogaversary!
5 years! Wow!
I'm so happy that I've had the opportunity to meet you. :)

I'll be back later to read your story. Kids are home now and my time on here is limited...


El Cerdo Ignatius said...

The president should immediately cease all efforts to save the planet, and concentrating on honouring ageing hippy redneck wannabes who write excellent blogs.

Happy Blogiversary, Crum. I just passed a milestone myself, but a rather more modest one, since I don't blog very often. My 300th post appeared recently, and I didn't even notice.

Kulkuri said...

Five years ago I didn't even know what a blog was. I was using the intratubes as a time waster. E-mail was the extent of my abilities.

Congrats on your milestone or is it a millstone??

Carlita said...

Happy Blogoversary! I, for one, am glad you kept at it.

Anonymous said...

Think you Blogophiles need to be closely watched. Maybe even compelled to register with the Nat'l Authority to Protect Impressionable Minds.

And the sooner the better.

- pj