This was a post idea on the discord channel and I thought it would be a good one to investigate. I went all the way back to my actual first post ever. 5th Feb 2003.
I remember the story of my blogging so well. I was working at MLC in North Sydney and my friend Minxi and I were at lunch in the Greenwood food court. We were sitting down talking about life and she mentioned she was “blogging” on this site called Livejournal. I said what is blogging? Like a virtual diary which people can read and you can have friends and join communities. It blew my mind!! We spent ages talking about it at length and I jumped on the bandwagon pretty soon afterwards.
When people would start commenting and offering support and advice and reflection on their own issues I knew I had found something I absolutely adored. It looks like I stopped writing there consistently in about 2010.
My first ever WoW blog post was June 13 2009.
It was on my original wow blog called “Arcane Ramblings” which no longer exists publicly, but I did move all my old posts to this blog so they would show a collective history. I am missing a few and I was working on importing them but I got sidetracked and never finished.
Reading over my early blog posts (both personal and WoW) I don’t think anything much has changed. I still make a metric tonne of typing mistakes, I still have bad punctuation and grammar and I still waffle on incessantly about inane things. I do feel a little nostalgic reading back, but I guess that was why I started writing. So I could remember the feelings, the good and bad times, the silly things happening in my life as well as the major ones. I really enjoy the interaction with other people.
So where did you guys all stat, did you have a livejournal? What was your first ever blog post?