Idle ramblings on the blog…

It’s August now and for about the sixth time in a row I’ve failed to even post a couple times a month. I have found over the last several years that I don’t particularly have anything interesting to write about.

I started this blog way back in 2006. It’s actually a fair bit older than that. I started blogging daily on a great site called “ModBlog” sometime between 2002 and 2005. The site, unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore and I have no idea what email address I used to sign up for it. Funny story, the site went down when a RAID array of some kind crashed, and someone pulled all the drives out for whatever reason. I actually aggressively label drives when I build storage arrays,even when it’s just two disks because of what happened to that site. It likely would have been a profitable site at least until Facebook came out if magic markers were liberally applied when they built the storage array.

At any rate, I found some snapshots of the site on archive.org, but unfortunately either my blog wasn’t captured, or I can’t remember what my username was to find my posts.

The first posts on this blog are actually imports from LiveJournal, which I had used after ModBlog went down. A few probably came from Blogger, but I’m fairly certain the accounts were linked.

I had to think about what I started this blog for, and if I was still motivated to continue. I didn’t really do it for profitability, though my technical blog makes enough money to at least pay for hosting. I was surprised how many people were looking for the information I was posting.

At the end of the day, it’s really for my own amusement and a place where I can talk about my opinions, hobbies and thoughts without hassling with moderation. Its interesting how much my views on life have changed over the last fifteen years or so. When I started I was a young-earth creationist. At one point I was a fairly hardcore skeptic. Now my views on even that have softened.

So will I post more often now? Probably not, but I think I’ll keep the blog. It’s therapeutic.

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