Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
Moving and An Anniversary
So yes, happy anniversary to me. It was one year ago that I decided to give the blogging thing a go. I had been poking my webhosting with a stick for a few months, trying to figure out what to do with it besides host a list of my CD collection, some random photos and mp3s, and after checking out Vic’s blog, I thought a similar exercise in self-indulgence might be fun.
The first iteration of the blog was pretentiously titled Universal Truths And Cycles and run on/hosted by Blogger. That lasted a week – keeping two autonomous sites running didn’t make much sense to me so very quickly I was using the FTP function to publish directly to the Chromewaves site. You can still see the old chromewaves.blogspot.com site. Ahh, memories.
Since then, things have gotten more refined here. Blogger was ditched for the much slicker Nucleus CMS. The secondary blog title was also dropped. I found my feet, figuratively speaking, in regards to writing style and deciding what and what was not blog-worthy. I’ve been gratified to see my readership increase exponentially over time… A very validating experience to be sure, even if half of it is from people doing Google searches on things that I’ve never ever talked about. I’ve met many new and interesting people, both online and in real life, and made some good friends. It’s been a great time, thanks to everyone who’s been part of it.
I should note that I’m writing this post from the couch in my new apartment. I’m considerably unpacked, the remaining boxes can’t be unloaded until I get some more shelves and a desk. The place is looking alright, if I do say so myself. Four days of moving has finally mostly come to an end, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I will take some pictures of the new place in the next couple days – I’d prefer to have some shots of it all laid out proper like instead of barely contained chaos.
I have no food. I have to go get my bike. I’m tired. But I am MOVED. Yay me.
So congratulate me, already.