Two years on this site.
Two years of writing this page and I’m still here. I’ve faced mortal enemies, the loss of real friends and the constant gain of new ones. I’ve written about my favourite subjects – videogames, phones, my philosophies in life, the way parents should take more responsibility for their children, the way the world seems to have lost it’s morals somewhere – as well as anything else that has caught my eye as worth sharing. In accordance with my world view I’ve tried to keep this place as light as possible while covering some pretty dark territory.
I and others have helped redefine the conceptions people have of what is possible for phone users, working harder just to stay on the same level as PC users. I was the first pure phone user here to actually have an avatar and later helped others upload their own, I had the first fully phone created blog theme and again passed on the knowledge to others in order to help them out, my tips range of posts get me loads of thanking inboxes and questions from people who invariably have their private messages turned off, and I’m fast becoming one of the first people thought of when someone says the words “mobile blogger”, at least on this site.
While I revel in the role, I didn’t set out that way. Like most people I just made a post on a newly created account, half wondering if I’d ever make another and not expecting any comments. Of course, my long time readers know what happened next, but not everyone has been here since the beginning so I’ll repeat it here. Having gotten rid of the phone that was tied to the e-mail address I used to sign up I wasn’t able to authenticate the account and lost access to it. A few days later I created this account and have only recently moved that first post over here for the sake of completeness. I’ve come a long way since then.
My first few weeks here were spent figuring out the ways the web had changed since I’d been away, realising just how boring my life is and that I had nothing interesting to write about, learning how to post images and change text to bold, etc. If you look at my posts then and my posts now you’ll see the stark contrast between them. Going through them all shows a steady growth in knowledge, confidence and style as I experiment with new things to do on this page and develop consistent themes and long running jokes.
In short, two years ago I was like any new blogger. I didn’t know what to write about and I didn’t know how to write it. In two years time I’ve gained better skills but most importantly I’ve gained an audience worth writing for. Friends who enjoy my page and whom I enjoy a mutual respect with. If you’re new to this place just think to yourself that in two years time, you could be like me.
I wish you luck.