Although I find it difficult to comprehend, it has been ten years since I began blogging in this space. I’m not entirely sure of the start date (sometime just after the end of winter break 2003) since my first entries disappeared a few months after being posted. The web is probably better for the loss.
In the beginning my purpose was more about understanding this then-new communications concept and I was building the pages one at a time, largely because I didn’t know anything else. I understood HTML so it should be easy to make this work, right?
Well, not really. But I got some great advice from a few other educators who were already writing in public and soon moved to the Movable Type system. A year later I discovered something even better – WordPress – switched again (fortunately it came with a great MT import tool), and have grown with that platform ever since.
However, in the process of learning the technology I also developed some writing skills, something I rarely had to do much of after college. I certainly won’t claim to be a great writer but looking back through almost a decade of archives, I surprised myself. Some of this stuff is actually pretty good.
The process has also opened the opportunity to meet a whole lot of smart, interesting people, something I consider to be of even greater value.
Anyway, thanks for reading this rambling mess, both this post and the rest. I promise to make more sense next time.