Thanks to Jeremy for remarking how he forgot his blog's 15th anniversary (congrats Jeremy!) it reminded me to check and, well, I missed my blog's anniversary by nearly the same number of days as he did.
On Saturday October 1 this blog, my personal blog on my own domain name but not my first ever personal blog, turned 11 years old. This was the first post.
My blogging journey did not begin with this site. It started about 10 years before that. Prior to owning cdevroe.com - which was a gift from Josue Salazar (Thanks again Josue) - I had personal sites on Tripod (circa 2002), on a domain called colinspage.com (circa 2003 though it began in 1998 or 1999), I blogged on theubergeeks.net (circa 2003) and even had another blog in between that I wrote in ASP myself. My best guess is that I began blogging long before it was called blogging somewhere around 1995 when I was working at a computer store near my parent's house.
In addition to my own personal online journal at the time we began plugging away on TheHutt.net (circa 1999) - which I helped develop alongside friends Chris Coleman and Chris Kuruts. We used the site to mark the upcoming Star Wars prequels. What a mistake! (The films, not our site.)
Six years ago I started curating The Watercolor Gallery - a site I take great pride in. That site recently had an anniversary as well that I failed to mark. I've been working on a brand-new version of the site too.
So I've been blogging for somewhere around 20 years. And my personal blog has taken many forms before finally settling here on cdevroe.com. And, as I sit here writing this post with nearly 20 years of writing on the web under my belt I am incredibly excited to continue writing on my blog.
Thanks to Jeremy for both the reminder and the constant inspiration from his blog.