I spent a few minutes filling in the early archives of Commadot.com, specifically 1996-1997. My predictions were sometimes incredibly accurate and other times … not so much. My writing style was also fairly immature. My spelling was atrocious. The worst thing was the font: Comic Sans. What was I thinking?
It brought back some memories and made me think about the last 18 years. Time has a way of changing the facts. For example: I can’t find any blogging by me between 1998-2004. I can’t believe I didn’t blog for 6 years, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I think I just didn’t blog for that period. Time has changed my memory and filled in that gap.
I hope that I continue to blog for a long time. It sharpens my writing skills and acts as a creative outlet. It forces me to think, “What was interesting today?” Not as easy as you might think. In the past year, I’ve encouraged a few people to try blogging. It has not been easy for Anna or Penny. I hope they stick with it though.
My first blog entries were made by hand using Notepad and then Homesite. Later (in 2004), I switched to Blogger, which was purchased by Google. Finally, I switched to WordPress in 2006. The technology is getting better and better. WordPress is an absolute dream from a UX standpoint.
I wonder what 2015 will bring. I wonder what the next 18 years will bring. I am excited for the future.
All I know is that the Jets will win the Superbowl next year. You heard it here first.