Well, here I go.
I’m not a blogger by nature, and this is my first toe in the blogging water, as it were. I have to do some tidying up to the look of the blog for a start.
Don’t have any rants or grumps just at the moment. It’s a good day. But all that will change no doubt.
And with those immortal words so this little venture started.
I was a little confused in the past as to when exactly I started this site as I back-dated a couple of posts before the launch just to make the place look occupied. However the thought struck me that I just had to look at when the domain was first registered. That was on the 20th of October, 2006 so for a long while I assumed I started around the 22nd. But I remembered that this site originally didn’t have a name and I had registered a different domain at the time and that was done on the 16th. So allowing for things to go live and all that, I must have started on the 17th.
Yup. The 17th October, 2006. Ten years ago today.
And here I still am, over a million visitors, well over a million words and a lot of sweat later, still wondering what the fuck this site is all about and where the fuck it’s going.
I can’t help but wonder if I would have started if I had known what was ahead of me. Would I have blanched at the prospect of writing some mindless shit every single day? This is my 3,717th post so it’s actually a fraction over one a day. I suppose I would as it has been great craic up to now.
Reading back, I was a bit of a wimp in those days gone by. I even used asterisks for f*ck’s sake! As things progressed though I developed a strong Fuck It attitude and stopped with those little PC nuances and just let rip. It’s a lot more satisfying calling someone a cunt rather than a c*nt [or, God forbid, the C word] and seeing as everyone knew what I was implying, I just decided not to be a hypocrite. Let’s call a spade a shovel, as it were.
So here’s to another ten years?
I wonder if I’ll still be around?