File this under “Meaningless but Still Momentous”: This is officially my 10,000th blog post. Yes, really. It’s taken me just shy of 11 years to hit that milestone. Obviously my posting frequency has dropped off a lot in recent years, but I still can’t see myself ever stopping completely. I was never able to keep a proper diary, so this blog has become the record of my life for the past 11 years.
As a fun little project, I went back to the beginning and made a list of the Old School Bloggers that I still read and follow to this day. There aren’t many of us still chugging along after so long!
- Brigita – Her original blog was 13 Days from Monday. At the end of 2007, she switched to My Cancer Deployment to document her battle with rectal cancer. She’s also got Sugarmouth, but she doesn’t update it much anymore. She’s pretty active over on Facebook and Twitter though.
- Gael – Her Pop Culture Junk Mail is still a daily visit for me. And she even wrote a book! She’s active on Twitter too.
- John – His original site was decommissioned in 2002, but the new one has been going strong ever since.
- Kevin – His original Geocities blog went away in favour of his own domain, where he’s been posting regularly ever since. He’s also pretty active on Facebook and Twitter.
- Kristen – Still blogging at her original site. The updates have slowed a little now that she’s got two kids, of course! She’s also active on Twitter and FB.
- Matt – Always and forever at Scrubbles.net. And he designed my current mast-head! He’s also active on Facebook and Twitter.
- Max – Max’s original blog was a Tripod site (which hilariously now appears to be an N’Sync tribute site). He’s got a Tumblr site and Twitter now, but he doesn’t post to them that often. He’s really active on Facebook though.
I’m surprised by how much these folks feel like a regular part of my life. A few of them I’ve met in person, but most of them I only know through these digital connections. Isn’t that amazing?