October 2002 was my first public blog post. Back then blogs were all the rage!
You could ramble about a topic and publish it so ALL THE WORLD could see just how smart (or stupid) you were.
Blogs pre-dated VLOGs (made popular by Youtube Video Bloggers) and POD casting. Back in the good old days there were some great blogs like Joel on Software. But as the years took us into the two thousand teens, blogging became less popular – blogging took to long for goodness sakes. You had to type and then hit a publish button. Bloggers evolved and went onto different services like Twitter and Facebook where they could communicate in “real” time. As if posting a blog isn’t “real” time enough!
Being old and crusty, I didn’t embrace the new media of the Internet… Sure, I created a Youtube channel for my video work, I got a Twitter and Facebook account. But I didn’t go all in. I kept my blog and slowly kept posting on a topic hear and a thought there.
Fast forward to today.
Even good ole Joel on Software is coming out retirement to document the development of one of his inventions, Stack Overflow. Other Bloggers are brushing the dust off their URLs and re-inventing the good ole blog.
What once was old is now new again!
There’s something about the written word that for thousands of years have kept mankind chronicling their existence and I suspect the written word still has a good future!