Although we held our 10-year Blogaversary party last Thursday on May Day, today is the actual anniversary of my very first blog post. Yup, that’s me. With hair.
My first blog was on a site called Modblog and you can view my very first, utterly lame post HERE.
If this doesn’t get your attention, I could …
It’s like this: I like to write. I like to express myself. BUT! I have a really hard time doing this when I don’t have an audience, I pretty much just sit there in front of the keyboard with zero inspiration. So I’m going to pretend that having this blog will grant me an audience and will stimulate my muse to inspire me to achieve my goal. What goal? My goal to write more this year.
I’m gonna do it, by God, I really am. And if I get flamed and shit, well, who cares? As Eminem says, “I just don’t give a fuck!”
But, well, I do. I DO give a fuck. So, if you like what see or if you don’t, let me hear it. I’m always up for a good debate and I certainly have much to learn from other folks so let’s do it, eh?
You can see my first four posts HERE.
After Modblog went under, I later switched to another site called EFx2blogs.com. When that died, I moved to Blogger where I eventually bought the domain Eclectablog.com and finally ended up on WordPress where we are today.
It was a pretty inauspicious beginning, as you can see. I actually am a bit embarrassed about what a rookie I was at the time, what with all the swearing and shit (oops.) But, in some respects, my story shows how you can mature as a public writer, fine tune your writing skills, and develop a voice over time. It takes thick skin and a lot of “sticktoitiveness”, of course. But my love of writing and shameless pontificating (and, yeah, my ego) drove me to keep doing it. That and my unrelenting desire to promote the progressive agenda, progressive issues, and our progressive candidates.
So, I hope you’ll forgive me this self-indulgent post and laugh along with me at my first dabblings at blogging.
We’ve come a long way, baby.