Leave it up to me to not celebrate my blogiversary. Well honestly, I think the word “blogiversary” is corny as fuck, so that’s probably why it didn’t cross my mind until a few minutes ago. I happened to think about the first blog I started in college, when there was little to no fanfare about online journaling, and everything was all IRC chat and AOL. About 5 years ago, on the now defunct Yahoo 360 is when the “bug” officially bit me harder than it did back in college. It was fun, you could be somewhat anonymous and yes, as with any online community it was drama filled.
Personally for me, writing anonymously was my forte. I could say what I want and pretty much not give a fuck about who was reading it. There wasn’t a name or face tied to anything I wrote. I wasn’t on some “internet famous” mission like soooo many “bloggers” seem to be focused on right now. More people are trying to add more shock value to what they write, than actually providing anything of substance, all for their bit of 15 minutes of fame and page views.
To each his own.
Recently, I’ve sort of gained my anonymity back on another site that I’ve had for a while, but had never put much use to it. It’s a breath of fresh air to write and not have to worry about who knows me “offline” and who’s reading and why.
September 6, 2007 is when I deleted my Yahoo 360 site that I started in 2004, then moved on to my own site(s). October 6th, 2010 came and went and I didn’t realize it, probably because I was some where buying shoes and didn’t give a shit. Happy late blogiversary to me.