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Celebrating a Decade of Learning

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.


  1. Jim Randolph

    Always look forward to your thoughts; thanks for sharing.

  2. Doug Johnson

    Congratulations, Tim. I always enjoy your posts. Keep’m coming. Doug

  3. Dean Shareski (@shareski)

    Congrats Tim,

    You’re one of the first blogs I followed back in the day.

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