Somewhere in the last couple of months this weblog had its 10 year anniversary. It was emo and ill-written 10 years ago, and I’m sure at least one friend would still claim that it is. For me, browsing through the archives offers a good recapitulation of where and who I was, and how I’ve become who I am now; both in the things said, and the things left unsaid. It started out as a diary and emotional release during rough college times, and once in Cleveland, I became defined by, and accepted to some extent, my status as a “blogger”. I have what web design skills I have today directly because of this weblog. I spun off a few other weblog projects and became slightly “Tremont-famous”. It was the first peer group I became associated with in town, and I’m still friends with the best of them.
Along the way, different priorities asserted themselves and I became more interested in practical action than cyber-noodling. The frequency of posts dropped off as my focus became centered on my meat-space life. A few years ago this post would have been filled with detailed links to the archives, and much more omphaloskepsis. I have a confidence now that I didn’t have then, and part of the reason I have it is due to this site.
Here’s to another 10 years.