When I published my first post 10 years ago today, I didn’t really have a plan in mind. I wanted to separate my personal writing and my professional writing. I didn’t expect the blog to become the sensation it has, with literally ones of viewers each day.
Kidding aside, I’m glad I’ve kept this going for so long. This blog has helped my writing. It has made me friends. It has chronicled by proxy the course of my career. Ten years ago, I was a junior systems administrator who wrote mostly about what he learned on the job. Now I work in marketing and largely write my opinions. Along the way, my technical posts have gone from “here’s this specific thing I learned” to “here’s my take on larger issues.”
I’d like to think that counts as growth of some sort. In these past 10 years, I have published 671 posts. Some of those are a few sentences to describe site updates. Some are thousand-plus word discussions of severe weather warnings. Posts have received 655 comments (plus some 1.3 million spam comments).
To my ones of readers, I offer my sincere thanks. It’s gratifying to know that I’m not just talking to myself. Here’s to another decade!