It wasn't exactly intentional - I'd been subscribed to lots of blogs for ages, and blogger.com makes the process so easy, that you can almost accidentally sign yourself up. So I added my first post, as I said, on a whim. At the time, I couldn't have foreseen that blogging would integrate it's way into my life the way it has. Now it's 12 months later, and I've posted at least once every couple of days for a year. Which has actually been really easy and fun. I really like to write, and now I have a place to do it.
Here are my favourites for 2005:
- The Great Chicken Massacre
- This post about the eventual doom of metadata
- Teaching kids how to program
- I really like this blogging-under-the influence post about Me and Stilly watching the huge machinery. I'm such a sook when I'm drunk.
- This ranty early morning post about how the read/write web could re-build democracy.
- That crazy dream where all the software in the world was alcohol.
- This post got me in enormous trouble, and probably affected my life more than anything I've ever written down. Which is strange, because it's kind of boring.
- Two of my posts were quoted by other corporate blogs in 2005- this one on innovation was published by the Fortune blog, and this one about Project Aardvark was quoted by the Tucows Developer journal.
All in all, It's been a great experience. Holler to all my blog friends out there!
I'll save the introspective new years resolutions for next year...