Blogaversary 2012

Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Flickr, 500px. pinterest on the horizon. All that’s missing is a partridge in a pear tree, and sometimes that appears to be there as well. The world of online communication and connection is pretty different that it was nine years ago, when I slapped a bunch of Python scripts onto a server running in a closet in my house. For all the other forms that have emerged, blogging still has a warm place in my heart. I’ve used this blog to host long (some might say too long) and short form content over the years. I never really mastered the short form content, so it was easy for that to migrate off into Twitter land. Some of the more personal stuff that I used to write has also gone to Twitter, or to a lesser degree Facebook, but there hasn’t been a lot of time for that, so most of it has gone by the wayside. What remains is the much longer form content. Unfortunately, firing up Ecto and writing a few dozen paragraphs doesn’t come easily, and getting over some of that inertia is what’s kept more content from appearing here.

Despite my initial misgivings, I like Google Plus. I like the ability to write short to medium content, as well as really nice picture support. I like how easy it is for conversations to start. I’m probably going to put a little more energy into being there. Will there be a 10th anniversary blog post in January 2013? I’m not sure. I’d like there to be, and I plan to keep on posting, but at the same time, there are only so many hours in a day.

2 Responses to “Blogaversary 2012”


  • I started following you a long time ago on your blog when you were making posts on Lisp and Dylan. I track over 200 feeds, and prune them from time to time–yours always stays in because I like the things you post about and like your personal take on what’s going on in the technology world.

    These shifts of content creators moving into the walled gardens like Facebook and Google+ makes me sad. I don’t want to be a product in their systems and don’t want to add yet another destination for content which was solved by RSS a long time ago. Don’t forget about us out here that care about open content.

  • Wow! I had to go back and look. My first post is dated 2002-10-28. I am having trouble with my divided attention these days, too, plus needing to provide maintenance on my blogs, sites, projects, … .

    I put a reminder to post on 2012-10-28. It will be an interesting time, just before the 2012 US Elections.

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