A decade ago, I wrote my first post about RSS, and how I wished someone would aggregate events via RSS. I’m still waiting for this 🙂
I had recently come back from a trip abroad, and was a young contract programmer living as cheaply as I could. One decade on, I am a married father with a house who is a full time employee. Things change, but I still blog.
A decade of blogging has taught me many things. How much I enjoy teaching, how widely the Internet lets you reach, how much people care about Yahoo Mail and dating software, how powerful Google is. But most of all, how writing about something helps you truly understand it.
I’ve been hot and cold on blogging–sometimes posting every couple of days and interacting with the commenters, sometimes ignoring my blog and treating it is a write only medium. Either way, the corpus of 600+ posts (more than one post a week) and the thousands of visits per month the blog gets, are gratifying.
I look back on proudly on all my blog posts. And I can’t tell you how fun it is to hear from someone that I’ve helped them, or to run across a post of mine when I’m doing a google search, or to see from where people have linked to my articles.
Here’s to another decade.