It made me realize that I've been doing this (blogging) for almost 3 years. While that's not that long in real time, it seems like an eternity in today's ever changing digital age.
When I started, my daughter Lilly was one and a half, just months removed from conquering walking and had an extremely basic vocabulary. My wife K.C. was teaching herself how to sew and had an idea for a diaper bag that she was tinkering around with. Today Lilly is a (very) active & opinionated 4 year old, and K.C...well, she happens to run her own business, teach sewing classes, and most importantly met breast cancer head on and kicked its butt. Like I said, a lot changes in 3 years.
It also prodded me to look at some of my original posts from June 2007 and wince in pain, just a little bit...
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When I started, I think the goal of my blog - if there truly was one - was to document my fishing outings and provide a spot where I could give out-of-town family members regular Lilly updates en masse. Looking back, it appears I've held true to that goal, however also went off on several divergent paths at the same time.
In 2007 I wrote a total of 7 posts. In 2008 it grew to 38. In 2009 that number swelled to 160. So far this year I'm at just about the same pace with 80 to date. I know, there's probably something to be said about quality vs. quantity, but I thought the numbers were interesting to share none the less. Hopefully there is some quality mixed in there.
I also remember how excited I was when I got my first Google "Followers." Somebody actually wants to read what I'm writing?!? Without that early support from JB, Len, & John, I probably would have lost interest in blogging and just moved on to something else. I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention Mel, who came on a little bit later, and through his writings introduced me to many, many "Blog Budddies" (as he likes to call them) and expanded my community of online friends exponentially. For that, I need thank all of you guys immensely.
What does all this mean? In the grand scheme, I don't know - probably very little. I didn't expect to have any important revelations. I just found it interesting to take a time out and look back for a little bit. For anyone that's been blogging for more than a year or so, it might be an interesting journey back in time for yourself as well.