Ten years

Wednesday 7 March 2012

This blog started ten years ago today, with a post about My first job ever. It’s strange to think about those ten years. At the time, it seemed late to be starting a blog, but now having a blog going back ten years makes it seem like one of the ancients.

I wrote far more frequently then than I do now, partly because of the novelty of it, partly because of time pressures, and partly because Twitter gets the shorter tossed-off ideas now. But I still value having a place to express myself when the universe moves me to.

If you haven’t been a long-time reader, the most unusual post here was about dinner at the White House, though by far the most popular post was the animated CSS Homer. Of course I find much else in the archives that I would like to point out to you, but won’t.

When I started this ten years ago, I didn’t know what would come of it. As a side project, there were no requirements on it, and I could take it wherever I felt like taking it. It’s still that way: I don’t know what topics will find their way here in the next year or ten, and I’m interested to find out.


Paul Harrington 10:02 PM on 7 Mar 2012
Do you recall your initial impression of Twitter? I believe you blogged about it :) Ironically, or maybe not, Twitter has now been linked to less frequent blogging on your part :P Interesting.

Thanks for supplying an enjoyable 10 years of posts. Here's hoping for many many more.

I'm sure I was skeptical of Twitter initially, I tend to be of all new things! And I still think it is overused, and somewhat resent it sapping my energy for real writing, but it is also useful for what it is good at: short blasts.
Ned, thanks for the great posts, keep up the good work. Here's to another 10 years.

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