I’m not sure why I started blogging ten years ago today.
The blogging world has changed a great deal since my first post POST. Back then nobody was making money from blogging. It was way to communicate, connect, and create.
I rarely read old posts. Some make me cringe (and not just because of all the typos), others make me thankful I got the heck out Los Angeles, and then there are the posts with the hilarious comments. The randomness of the posts is bizarre. One post would be about some serious foreign policy debate and the very next day I would write about an annoying Black Eye Peas song.
At first I used a pseudonym and didn’t tell anyone, outside of close friends, in Hollywood that I had a blog. Like many other long-time bloggers, I don’t delete old posts…even the embarrassing ones. These posts are a snapshot of what was going on in the world and/or my life at the time.
There’s much debate about the future of blogs and blogging. Who knows what will happen. I do know that readers are turned off by constant shilling.
I’m glad I started a blog a decade ago. Through it I found my voice again and met some great people (several who are close friends to this day). I wouldn’t have moved to Italy without that blog. My life would be completely different.