Blogging is about the only thing that falls into the Yes I’ll try a New Year’s resolution on that. Everything else is either If I really want to change I should start right now, or This will never change so I’m not even going to think about it.
The main class I was teaching last semester was in the 18 to early twenties category. I actually had to explain to them what a blog was — that’s how dead blogging is today in the way it was originally defined.
I have changed webhosts recently. Said guh-bye to bluehost. While I could not really complain about their uptime, the pricing had become ridiculous and they kept sending me spam-like marketing email which I could not ignore unless there was something important sent in relation to hosting of the site. So a big middle finger and good riddance to bluehost. I am now on SiteGround, which so far seems fine.
So here’s to bloggin’ everyday for the next 364 days.
My solo driving phase officially began today. After one failed attempt at getting the license 3 weeks ago, I got it last Thursday. We did some sunday-driving to a place where I once resided–Anglesea. Actually that’s where I first started this here blog, or to be completely accurate, blogging in one form or another. There’s no record of it so you’re going to have to take my word for it, but my earliest bloggin’ memory was of bloggin’ the day after the planes flew into the WTC + pentagon. I don’t know if it was even called blogging back then. Sadly those files, and maybe even files for a year or more after that got deleted at some point – but whatever. If they turn off the electricity it’s _all_ going to disappear.
It’s time to prune those dead blogs off the link-list. Other people’s blogs come and go but truly dedicated, addicted-to-writing types like us here at sunny breaks keep plugging along. I can think back over the years and there have indeed been a few blogs that I’ve linked to then, for one reason or another, I’ve started hating them or they’ve become dormant. Rather than forget about what was actually here, this time I’ll annotate.
<a href=”http://eighteezmusic.blogspot.com”>http://eighteezmusic.blogspot.com/</a> – great idea for a blog. I think they only lasted two posts before checking out.
<a href=”http://avampirelurksintheworks.blogspot.com/”>http://avampirelurksintheworks.blogspot.com/</a> – ‘a vampire lurks in the works’ – you have to say it with a new zealand accent. A young man by the name of _Lachlan Anderson_ playing punk bass guitar for an outfit called Die! Die! Die! — not updated anymore.
Brainal Meltdown, <a href=”http://www.brainalmeltdown.net/cybbis/blog/”>http://www.brainalmeltdown.net/cybbis/blog/</a> ceased to exist almost two years ago but I’ve been reluctant to take it off because it was one the ones that was there from the beginning. I wonder what cybbis is doing now?
<a href=”http://thatswherebatslive.blogspot.com/”>http://thatswherebatslive.blogspot.com/</a> – Critical, darling — dead.
<a href=”http://www.qbrand.blogspot.com/”>http://www.qbrand.blogspot.com/</a> – The qbrand qblog — OMG, so dead.
<a href=”http://www.datexedge.com/”>http://www.datexedge.com/</a> – dxe — far too few posts from them considering how funny it was.
Now that I have a quick run through the list, I’m actually surprised how many are still going. To all of you who are still going, as you were.