Thursday, 02 October 2008

Well, true to my own distracted form I realized about a month too late that this weblog turned five years old last month. I didn't get a chance to wish it "happy blogday," so I'll do so belatedly. Five years is quite a bit of time, yet it also seems as if it was all that long ago that I started this thing.

The site has gradually changed in terms of how I "use" it over time. Recently I've written less frequently than at times in the past, but when I do write I tend to write more in one sitting. I'm also writing (and speaking) elsewhere occasionally and splitting my time among a variety of other life activities these days.

Some of my favorite posts are from a few years ago (although some recent posts are on that list, too). My first post was decidedly non-technical (and reading it now I'm not even sure I'd write it today (but I'd probably say something on Twitter)). Well, okay - maybe I would write it. :)

I've gone through the server stress of being "slashdotted" and all sorts of other mega traffic deluges, and have been running dasBlog the entire time, thanks to the influence of my good friend Scott. I've written about some very personal topics as well as random technology tidbits that interest me. In five years I've authored 1,762 posts and people have commented on those posts more than 2,800 times. Somehow I've attracted a fairly large readership and Internet audience over the years (frequently over 600,000 page views a month), and for that I'm grateful and a bit humbled.

At any rate, it'll be interesting to see what's happening here (and on other weblogs, for that matter) in five more years.



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Friday, 03 October 2008 10:50:12 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Happy anniversary. The internet is such a fleeting medium that anyone hanging in there deservers a medal. And if that anyone is doing something interesting, I say we have a winner. Next milestone: 100 RunsAs Radios.
Friday, 03 October 2008 10:53:47 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Erwin - True that. Speaking of RunAs Radio (and we're closing in on 100 shows quickly!), I set up a Twitter account for the show:

>> http://www.twitter.com/RunAsRadio

Friday, 03 October 2008 13:19:03 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Congrats on five years. Interestingly enough I first heard of you via RunAsRadio, then it turns out we're practically neighbors. Someday I'm sure we'll meet. Ignite Portland 4?
Friday, 03 October 2008 21:58:30 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thanks, Aaron. Yes, seems like we should have run across each other by now already. I am sure it will happen before too long. I keep meaning to make it to a Portland beer and blog, and I was at Ignite Portland 2 back in February, but have not made it to much in the way of events since then. Cool that you found me through RunAs - We have quite a listener following with that show, and it's a lot of fun.
Monday, 06 October 2008 18:07:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Congratulations!

Samantha
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