Yesha Callahan

I Think The Word “Blogiversary” Is Corny

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.

  1. October 11, 2010 - Reply

    I do think it’s kinda like a big deal. No need to break out a parade & fireworks but acknowledging this outward expression of yourself is pretty fly.
    Oh & I hope you pulled all of your posts from 360 before Yahoo shut it down. I know A LOT of folks who lost everything.

    • October 11, 2010 - Reply

      @Alovelydai

      I actually deleted without exporting the posts..on purpose…I wanted a clean start. What reminded me also this morning is an interview I posted there that I had with one of my fav. authors…who happened to email me this a.m.

  2. October 11, 2010 - Reply

    I hear ya. The first year is nice to “celebrate” but after that no one really cares. We appreciate you for sharing your insight and life haps with us, those are timeless.
    *hanging head for marking my 200th post…lol*

    • October 11, 2010 - Reply

      @Mel

      Congrats on your 200th! Lol!
      I seriously think I’m going to call it a wrap soon on these parts…

  3. October 11, 2010 - Reply

    It’s nice to acknowledge milestones, even if it’s just quietly to yourself and a day (or week) late – so on that note, congratulations.
    However, I’m not a fan of any misuse of anniversary. Does it annoy anyone else when someone talks about a 8 month anniversary? Do people even know what the word means anymore?

  4. October 12, 2010 - Reply

    my first blog.online journal was with a site called Diary-X. That’s REALLY what blogs were before news outlets and others got a hold of them and saw an opportunity to turn it into a platform. Oh and let’s not talk about all the citizen journalists out there. Some spots are actually good and are pretty legit, but still I miss the days when blogs were about anonymous personal thoughts and the reader felt like the dirty voyeur. D-X was so anonymous. Only way ppl knew it was you is if you posted pictures and kept the “diary” open to the public. It was home, it was a comfort zone. Then the unthinkable happened. A server went down for the count and all the info the site owners had on some drive was destroyed. If you didn’t back up your ish.. your were ass’d out. I cried because my life from 2002 to early 2006 was on there and I lost the later portion; late 2005 to that early 2006 date.
    blog anniversaries are a bit of a fleeting thought, unless you are just that sentimental… have wine and little debbie and a good cry. 🙂

  5. October 16, 2010 - Reply

    I do my best Dr Jeckyll on my site….for the kids and then let Mr Hyde run around on Loco’s great site 🙂

  6. October 17, 2010 - Reply

    Congrats on having a blog for another 365 days. (By the way, is this the blog where people come to be cynics?)

    • October 17, 2010 - Reply

      @David Patrick

      LMAO! I am not a cynic. Just realist!

  7. October 21, 2010 - Reply

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