Blogging: A Look Back and Ahead (2014)

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.

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