So, at one thirty this morning I was walking around the kitchen when I started wondering about blogs. Not, mine, but yours. I decided to go back to the archives and see how some of you started and what you said in your early blogs. I didn’t get to everyone but I am sure I will have another middle of the night session.
I read a few of them and so far, my all time favorite has to be by Rachel. In October 2005, she wrote a post called, Where is Ralph. It said, “Last summer we had a frog that lived in our garage. He was a fat happy-looking fellow and we got along real well. I named him Ralph for no particular reason. I guess he just looked like a Ralph.” The story goes on to say that one Fall Ralph left and didn’t return. I’d just like to go on record here that I have posted several pictures of me so Rachel won’t be too sad about Ralph’ s disappearance.
Then there is Marty. In July 2004, Marty wrote,” I'm posting this using BlogWizard. It's a nice tool that allows you to blog unconnected. It's one of many reasons I've moved to Blogger - there seems to be a much more vibrant development environment surrounding it.” I glad I didn’t read this in 2004. I would have had no idea what he was talking about. Well, I guess I still don’t.
Rodent made an observation that contains a lot of truth. In January 2005, she wrote a post titled, My First Anonymouse Entry. In it she said, “There are a lot of strange people out there that think they are interesting...some of them actually are.” Rodent, I will forever consider it an honor when you leave me a comment.
Then there is Cliff and his great sense of humor. Even when he doesn’t know what he is doing, he can make a pretty good joke out of it. In June 2004, he wrote a blog called, Alpha, which says, “If I told someone from our small town that "last night about 4:30 A.M. I was blogging for the first time", the women would turn red, and run. The men would just wink and say, "well attaboy. It's about time. You're what, 54 years old"?” Cliff, I would have liked to been there when you explained blogging for the first time.
Like a Virgin was posted by Jerry in July 2005. I liked the comment left on this post. It said, “Just remember that none of (us*) qualify as public figures so the ability to sue for slander is quite lenient.” * I took out the name and inserted us; I don’t need a lawsuit right now either.
Even in the early days, you people wrote some darn good stuff.