1 Year of Blogging

January 3, 2004

[birthday cake with 1 candle]Sorry I’ve been so silent lately, but I had to come out of hiding today. It is my one-year blogiversary!

I think the first blog I wandered into by accident was Jordon Cooper‘s. I remember thinking, “I don’t get it. It looks like random thoughts from one person. What is the appeal?” My gut told me there was something to it that I just wasn’t seeing. So as I wrote in my very first entry, “I’m really here because I want to learn what blogging is about, and like anything else, how can you learn without doing?”

What I learned was astonishing: that in a computer-based world of networks and hyperlinks, here was a system that depended on people. We, the readers, are the linking agents. I started wandering around, and found various interesting conversations. And some wonderful people found me.

So whether you are a close friend (old or new), a regular visitor, or just happen to be passing through, thank you. Leave a comment! (And for my homeys who say, “I don’t know how to leave a comment,” it’s easy. See the link that says Comments? Click it, and fill in the form.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

15 responses to 1 Year of Blogging

  1. Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

  2. Hippy Happy Hoppy Blogiversary!
    (lighting virtual candle on virtual cake)

  3. Inspirational words

    Simply wanted to say “Hear hear” Jon.

  4. Congrats Jon! Thanks for sharing the journey.

  5. Brian couldn’t be with us today, but he sent this previously recorded message.
    “Jon, I’ve really enjoyed your blog this last year.”

  6. Happy blogiversary, Jon! Yours was the second blog I ever read (I followed a link from Andrew’s) but yours was the one that created that urge in me to carve out my own virtual space for very real interactions. Thank you for your real-ness and your humor — I appreciate the window into your life.

  7. Hm, I wonder how many blogs your blog has spawned….count me in there 🙂
    Happy bloggiversary!

  8. Dude, thanks for all that you do.
    I hope and pray that 2004 is an awesome year for you.

  9. I join in the salutations!! Jon, I really enjoy reading your blog, so keep it up!!!! Love, Helen

  10. Jon, I like your new picture! Is that something I haven’t seen before in your ear?
    You rock! Helen

  11. Correction: Happy anniversary of blogging. Heh.

  12. Happy anniversary, Jon! Time goes by fast doesn’t it?!

  13. happy 1 year blogging… ^^

  14. Thanks, everybody! …And Helen, regarding “something in my ear,” you must have missed my September 22 posting.

  15. Happy aniversary. I bought you some plug-ins for your protools. Where do I send it?