My fist blog was started in 1998 and was meant to chronicle the impending birth of my son. According to the Wikipedia, the term “blog” had been around for almost a year at that point, but I don’t think I had ever heard it. I didn’t call my site a blog. I didn’t really call it anything except by it’s URL which was eweasel.net. Yes, it’s true, even then you couldn’t get a .com URL.
Anyway, I eventually moved to the slightly less weaselly URL pixelfish.net (again with the .net). I blogged off and on until the 2002ish, then I stopped. Then I started again under the aegis of my company, ideapark, but that petered out a few years ago, too. Seems blogs do that kind of thing. They start, the stop, they start again.
Today, I’m starting again.
I have a lot of options in 2011 for blogging platforms. In 1998, it was all hand-crafted HMTL. Now, there are all these fancy WYSIWYG editors and the sites are built using code I can barely recognize, let alone create. For some reason, I’ve chosen to start with Squarespace. It looks pretty cool. Probably has more firepower than I’ll need. We’ll see if it sticks.
What will I blog about? I suspect there will be a large quantity of posts about media, popular culture, technology, marketing, design, video games, politics, and my family. Essentially, everything. I’ll also be trying to dig up old posts from one of my previous blogs just if for not other reason than to prove I actually have been a blogger for a ridiculously long time.