A Decade of Organic/​Mechanic

Saturday, 24 March 2012

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.