When Anj and I were chatting and I gave her the nudge to start blogging again she asked me, “How long have you been blogging for?” Looking down the archive on the side column of this blog you could say I had been blogging since July, because it was July when I first posted on this most recent iteration of my blog:
“I wanted some place to write stuff down which overruns the 140 character Twitter limit. This is it. I’ll try and keep things interesting and short enough to hold your attention. I’ll always appreciate any comments from anyone who happens to drop by.”
But of course July 2016 isn’t entirely accurate. I started blogging, actually first started writing stuff and having it appear online in 2005. Eleven years ago. In that time my blog has gone from self-hosted to wordpress.com hosted. It’s been renamed a dozen times, and it’s been taken down and put back up more times than I care to remember.
But that conversation with Anj made me think about all the history I had sitting in a text file on my computer. All those memories, and the angst, hopes, dreams, and lots of bitterness and resentment. I am not the same person who started bashing keys eleven years ago. I have matured (mostly), become more refined (kinda), and I’m certainly less angry.
Just because the me of 2005 isn’t the same me as 2016, it doesn’t mean I should hide it away. With that in mind I have imported the old blog archive into this site. It will take some cleaning up. It’s raw, it’s dirty, it’s in need of some new-me TLC. You’re going to have to bare with me as I go through over a decade of history, but if you ever cared to know anything about my past, it’s probably in here.