August 2006 marks three years since I began blogging. 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.
Johnnie Moore, 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 Blogger-based roots, and Johnnie believes I succeeded when he exclaimed in email).
And there were many strange people inhabiting the blogosphere, 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 Blogoholics Anonymous. Posted by Jack Yan, 08:14
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.Post a Comment
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