It’s been nearly a decade since I last featured a blog on this website. I’d registered the domain in 1999, but hadn’t really figured out what to do with it at first. Then one day listening to KFOG in the morning, they were interviewing someone who had been writing a web log, or “blog.” I thought I’d give it a go, and the first entry was in January 2003.
I’m not sure what kind of blogging software was available then, and I wouldn’t have known about it anyway. I used what I knew, which was Adobe PageMill. The graphic design of the site was decidedly minimalist. The entries were written in a diary format, with each entry accompanied by an image or two.
I kept at it until the end of 2004. By then I was bored with it; the novelty had worn off. In 2005 I started my own consulting firm and transformed the website to serve the business. Meanwhile, MySpace and then Facebook came to fill the need to share in a much more dynamic format than a traditional blog.
The business has since wrapped up, so it’s time to find another use for this website. Through the years of the business we compiled a lot of photos, so this site can be a venue for pulling those out of the archives. Meanwhile it can have the sharing of articles, music and videos similar to Facebook and Twitter… except without being Facebook or Twitter. Then again, I could re-post content from here onto there, or vice versa… so many platforms to keep track of! Since multitasking makes me dizzy and irritable, I’ll focus on this being the go-to place.