Wow

You know — I knew it had been a long time, but…

WordPress was (I think) an invite-only service at the time. I raved about it at the time, railed against the problems Blogger had and never fixed and my even worse experience with other platforms — and everyone I knew poo-poo’d me. Now, who’s at the top of the heap in blogging platforms?

I think I’ve had about 5 iterations of this site and probably 20 other sites with poorly-conceived aspirations, NaNoWriMo attempts, suffering from weird stalker-like followers (and I’m a guy, so I can only imagine what women have to put up with), or just wanting to burn it all down in a fit of pique. I have those kinds of fits, especially when I’m feeling pointedly inadequate as a writer — in fact, I was just talked down from such an episode recently.

Thanks for all of you, currently present and those who visited in the past. It’s been an awesome 15 years as a wordpresser. I can’t imagine using any other platform.

11 thoughts on “Wow”

  1. Hm. That’s when I started. My oldest was an infant and he’s turning 16…I started with Blogger but switched to WP about a year later and never looked back. In fact, I write fiction under a pen name on another WP blog – never considered going elsewhere.

    I must admit I hated blocks. But I have now gotten used to them…

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  2. I started my very first blog with Blogger (probably a little less than 15 years ago), but then I stuck with them *way* too long through several more blogs before finally getting wise and coming here to resurrect my last one (Strider’s Table).

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    1. Lots of power, lots of flexibility. Zero support. Zero new features. Became a porn haven like Tumblr and seemed to attract mostly people wondering where you hid the porn when I left.

      And I spent more time fixing my blog than writing for it back in… 2003-2006.

      Prior to Blogger, I was hand-coding HTML for each post. Needless to say, I did maybe a post a day (at most) and more like once a week in the early days of blogging.

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    1. This incarnation, yes. The original, Sweet Immolation, was back in 2006 on WordPress and around 2002 on a subdomain for my ISP. Blogger was about 2004 to 2006.

      It’s changed names, but the intent was largely the same. Dead Cat Diaries, Lacuna Moon, Boojum and Bandersnatch were some of the previous names after Sweet Immolation.

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      1. I don’t know how you’ve found the time and the imagination to create so much.
        There are some great names there.
        Will you be sticking with the current name or is it something you change at regular intervals?

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