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1.8.06

Three years of blogging 

August 2006 marks three years since I began . Picture it: Wellington, August 11, 2003. I had just got back from California and the “Total Recall” election. Not much to the post, but it was written to provoke thought as Beyond Branding, the book I co-authored with Medinge Group members, headed on to the market.
   , perhaps unsurprisingly after how successful his blog became, entered the first post.
   I didn’t think much of blogging, since I had a working knowledge of HTML and found it limiting. Few blog templates were customized—I did my best to hide the Beyond Branding Blog’s humble -based roots, and Johnnie believes I succeeded when he exclaimed in email).
   And there were many strange people inhabiting the , I decided. No, I wasn’t going to join, I told John. Then I did, regularly. As late as December 2005, I was a blogger in denial. No, I would not set up my own blog. Then I did.
   I haven’t been great at sticking to my guns on this, which is pretty uncharacteristic of me. Well, at least I don’t have a cellphone.
   Back then, I don’t believe I returned to the BBB for another quarter after my first post—a far cry from my habits today.
   I may still be in denial. Then again, Johnnie called me an Über-blogger last week. I may need to see Anonymous.
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Congratulations Jack. Three years, wow!  
Thank you, Andrea (by the way, I like your blog’s new look)! I am definitely a blogoholic and it is a serious problem!  
Thats funny, I think I approached the sphere the same way--I thought this place is a bit weird and why would I want to do something like this but it draws you in like vaccuum and next thing you know you're in denial. Then you try to leave it alone for a bit but you keep coming back. The Surgeon General has warned that blogging maybe good for your health.  
Yes, those are my symptoms! And when I first saw blogs, they were run by lonely, isolated and slightly odd people. I thought I would never join them, but here I am.  
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Entries from 2006 to the end of 2009 were done on the Blogger service. As of January 1, 2010, this blog has shifted to a Wordpress installation, with the latest posts here.
   With Blogger ceasing to support FTP publishing on May 1, I have decided to turn these older pages in to an archive, so you will no longer be able to enter comments. However, you can comment on entries posted after January 1, 2010.


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