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Ten Year Blogiversary

Ten years ago, I started this blog with a post about earthquake monitors.1 Now, 2,304 posts later, I’m still blogging.

Over the years, this blog has gone through a lot of change. Quoting my about page:

I used be a “serious” blogger and wrote about politics and religion. Now I’m a snapshooter extraordinaire who takes pictures of the sky, buildings, and Dawson Creek Park. I also write about family vacations, bicycling, and other fun stuff we do.

Most of my posts are still available2 in the archives.3 Some of the posts I’m embarrassed about.4 Others, I’m amazed I took the time to write. The posts I enjoy the most are those about family vacations and pictures I’ve taken. I try to remember that when I click publish.

I expect to continue blogging, although I now repost a lot of my content elsewhere, and elsewhere is where most of my online interaction takes place.5

I wonder what changes the next ten years will bring to blogging.

  1. The 2004 Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami struck five days later. 
  2. I’ve deleted a couple parodies that were likely to be misinterpreted. The Internet lynch mob has limited sense of humor, no recognition of irony, and an insatiable appetite for outrage. No reason to feed the monster if I can avoid it. 
  3. Yeah, the archives page is a little slow. I haven’t found a faster archives plugin that makes it so easy to access all the posts, so I put up with the slowness. 
  4. I haven’t deleted them…yet. 
  5. I even experimented a couple of times with removing the comments from my blog. As I haven’t had to worry about comment trolls, I reactivated the comment section, and wait patiently for someone to comment. ;-) 
blogan politics

How I Know When North Korea Does Something Stupid

Chart of Page Views

When North Korea does something stupid, my post “Where in the World is North Korea?” gets a ton of hits. As you can see from my page view chart, yesterday North Korea was especially stupid. :-/


Web Badging Like It’s 2002

Oh, for the good old days, when everyone plastered web badges all over their blogs. Thanks to 80×, it’s easy to make your own. Here’s mine:

To keep the nostalgia alive, I put it in my page footer.


Make Your Photos Fun With PhotoFunia

Who can resist making fun pictures of themselves? Or maybe, of others? ;-) PhotoFunia makes it easy. Click the pictures for larger views and an animated view of the first picture.


Yesterday’s Posts — New and Improved

I updated yesterday’s posts with some text, picture captions, and descriptions. Take a look at them now.