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Fifteen Years of Blogging

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Dave!Back in April, I had my 15th blogiversary. And I totally forgot about it.

I don't know that I would have done anything special to celebrate putting my life on the internet for fifteen years... not like the old days where there were a week of contests and travel involved... but it would have been nice to at least acknowledge it. I guess that writing every day has become so automatic that I don't even think about it any more.

It feels more than a little strange that I keep it up considering how blogs are pretty much dead now. People are Facebookers or Instagrammers or YouTubers... but so rarely "bloggers." At least not any more. Social networks are owned by massive conglomerates who have displaced blogging with money-making machines that exploit our lives for cash. As was inevitable, I guess. That's just the way our world works. And I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing. Centralized spaces for human interaction make it easier and more convenient to make friends around the globe, and I do love my global online community. But there's still room for blogging in my life so here's to another fifteen years, I guess.

All those cat photos have to go somewhere.

Anyway... if you want to read a history of Blogography, I wrote it up back in 2005 for my second blogiversary here.

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  1. dave s says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been enjoying your blog for at least 10 years. I think I was doing a web search for the photographer Alfred G. Simmer, active in Wenatchee Washington from ~1927 to 31, and wound up on your blog. I like your photos too.

  2. I hope you continue. May not always comment but I do read everything you post.

  3. barbara says:

    Love your blog! Really love your travel posts

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