first anniversary

July 25, 2005 | 6 Comments

It occurred to me this morning that I’ve been blogging almost a year, so I thought I’d see when I started. It was a year ago today! So happy anniversary blog. Here’s some notes over the past year:

  • Here’s the first post which explains why the blog is called, which it no longer is. The address still works, and I intend to keep it since I know many still link to that old address. The name was changed to in February, which I explained here.
  • The blog was started on Drupal and moved over to WordPress about a month later. I still think Drupal is really cool, but wasn’t quite as full-featured at the time for blogging.
  • If my memory is correct, I’ve had five different templates. All of them have been somewhat minimalist, and this current one has probably been up as long as any of them.
  • The blog started off strong with a comment from Douglas Rushkoff within my first week, although I’m not sure he’s been back since.
  • The most commented post was Bags of Sugar thanks to some spirited interaction and subtle disagreement. I still like that post and some of the ideas in it.
  • I can’t really pick a favorite post, or even the most lame, because there are several good candidates for both options. This one should probably win the “lamest post” award since I’ve never gotten around to doing all that study of the parables like I wanted. But I still want to…some….day…
  • I’ve been a bit stuck lately. I have a few ideas in draft mode on my blog, but haven’t been able to push through and get them out of my head, so it’s mostly been smaller, informational posts of late. Hopefully, someday soon I will be able to get some of these thoughts banged out and get going again…

  • JJ

    A hearty congrats and thanks. Think about where our lives were a year ago. Good year… good year.

  • hooray for blogging! you inspired me.

  • Come on, John. No doubts about it. “Cuddle Parties” rocked your blog forever and stands as one of the greatest blog-feasts of your past year. And it all started with the SEATTLE TIMES.

    By the way, have you been to one since you have been here?

  • I was going to say “Cuddle Parties” wasn’t far behind in comments! And yes, memories came flooding back with the “Bags of Sugar.” I still remember you explaining your blog to me, when I accidently stumbled across you at Warner & Val Vista Starbucks. Tear. 🙂

  • ryan in the rare rain

    do you ever tire of the conversations with the same predictable comments by the same people?
    your thoughts are always intellectually stimulating, but rarely do the posts match your insights.
    find a more GRAND forum i say.

  • Hmm…for the most part I don’t post for the sake of comments — as much as anything it’s just a place for me to sort out some things I’m thinking