10 years ago I decided to start a blog. Back then blogs were still fairly new. There were a few around but they hadn’t become mainstream yet. It was a glorious time to be blogging. New and innocent. I could write whatever I wanted without worrying about who would see it.
Most of the time my posts are inane, boring stuff about what is going on and that’s fine. It’s a digital hodgepodge. It was never meant to be anything other than a journal of sorts anyway. After several scattered periods of introspection (over the last decade) I’ve come to accept that this is what Too Askew is. An amalgamation of everything that makes me, me. Furniture coveting, bear obsessions, paper nerdishness, random thoughts, writerly pursuits, dealing with loss and thunderstorm lovin’. All me baby.
I trawled back through my archives and found my first proper post. I’ve written 1670 posts since then. That’s an average of 3 per week for the last ten years. Not bad really. While I don’t get as many comments as I used to, I know you’re still coming by, reading my stuff. As much as I say I keep this blog for me, I also do it because I know that you’re out there and you enjoy dropping by for thirty seconds a couple of times a week. Thank you dear readers for keeping the blogging fire alive.
Here’s to 10 more years.
(Image credit: Will Clayton)