August 09, 2003
Well, I’ve gone and done it… Exactly what I was talking (and asking) about. I’ve “backblogged” all of my old, pre-Blog, online journal enteries. Before I started “blogging” within the MovableType system a few months ago, I had been journaling online for quite a while. “Why not,” I thought, “resurrect these old gems?”
My first attempt was through a script handling code in Flash where I could create a text file that would be read from a link that I created inside the Flash “shell.” Anyway, this ended up becoming pretty tedious, because, while the creation of the text file (writing a journal entry) was simple, everytime I made a new link within Flash, I’d have to rebuild the “shell” and re-upload it. Not fun.
Then, I discovered LiveJournal — one of the first, free, user-friendly, online journaling systems (this was a bit before the term “Blog” was ever used). Live Journal was great — and is far greater at this point — but I wasn’t really in the journaling mood for a long time, so my journal just kind of sat there.
Fast forward to May 2003. Blogging seems to have become the “new thing” on the internet (though, people had been “blogging” for a couple of years now). And, lo and behold, I was in the mood to begin journaling again.
So, now, through the magic of backblogging, I have been able to bring all of you my old journal posts. None of them have accompanying pictures. A lot of them are few and far between. All of them, as of now, can still be found here and here. But, finally, they are all in one place.
If you do go back through the old posts, I hope that you enjoy them. One of the posts recaps how I met the girl who would be my wife and how I came about moving out here to Kansas City, MO, to be with her.
Whether it be bad “blogiquette” or not, consider this Blog backblogged.
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