The Right Honourable Cerno of Cerno Towers wrote a post about the fact he's passed the 500 day mark as a blogger. I offered him my congratulations and mentioned that his blogging has often led me to write a post or two.
There are many bloggers who inspire me in such ways. I read a post and my mind flies off on a tangent, then I write something. Cerno mentioned the first post I ever wrote and put a link to it. I clicked on the link. It made me feel funny. Not funny in the way I feel funny when I get a glimpse of Naz Sansoni's Levis, but funny in a "wow, imagine if I knew then what I know now" kind of way.
Here it is.
Monday March 13th 2006
Greetings to anyone who may have the slightest interest in this!
I have been contmplating the idea of my own blog for the last few weeks and it seems that I have finally done it.
The dilemnas of a new blogger are many. What elements of my life will I write about? What will I leave out?
How often will I update? Whose identity will I reveal?
I guess the experienced bloggers already know their answers to my questions, but they are exactly that - my questions - and they require my answers.
Give me time - and we'll see what comes of this!
There it is, my very first post, which I've copied and posted, a typo in "contemplating" too.
My life has changed so much since then that I almost can't believe it.
Mimosa hadn't played a single gig, now we feel like seasoned veterans. I was married, now I'm divorced. I wore contact lenses and couldn't see the end of my nose, now I've got twenty twenty vision. I still can't see the end of my nose unless I squint but that hurts the head a bit. I wasn't even in my covers band, now I am. I didn't have a tattoo, now I do. There was (theoretically at least) a cease fire agreement in Sri Lanka, I was one of the many who thought peace was imminent. Now there isn't one, now I don't.
I used to read the blogs on Kottu and follow the adventures of Electra and people like that with interest, now many of them hardly post, many don't blog at all. I certainly didn't dream that I'd build up my small readership, that I'd become one of the privileged few who can call Java a friend, though he won't give me his phone number yet and I have to wear a blindfold when we meet.
What about you?
What's changed in your life since you started blogging?