As of this very time today, this blog is ten years old.
That's a big deal to me. It means that I'm getting to a point where I'll have maintained this blog for the majority of my life. That's weird on a number of levels.
I've probably mentioned this before, but in case you didn't know: I started this blog when I was in sixth grade. I came across this site service called Blogger (before it was bought out by Google) and thought it sounded neat. My original intention was to write a fictionalized blog – short stories based on things that'd happened to me – but that fell through. And so this started instead.
The first post linked to this Flash animation about getting drunk and going to Heaven. Back in the day, it seemed brilliant, subversive, and technically impressive. Nowadays, it seems primitive and amateurish, albeit not without its charm. (Sort of like those early posts.) It's still cute, but in the era of hours and hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, it's lost just a bit of its luster.
My original intention for celebrating ten years of blogging was to go through the archives of this blog and write a post about each year. I decided against that, mostly because of time constraints and school. But maybe one day that'll happen. And maybe one day I'll come across this post about going through old posts. And I'll go: "Oh. That's weird."
Anyway. Thanks for reading. Here's to another ten years.