Earlier, I saw a new notification in my WordPress menu bar. When I clicked it, this greeted me:
Amazing. It’s been three (3) years since I opened a blog in WordPress and effectively nine(9) years since I started blogging. Those nine years were not a joke as I have to constantly pry my brain for ideas and memories which I can share. I can say that just like any hobby, blogging needs dedication and discipline for one to be able to sustain it.
It’s my blog’s 2nd birthday! Hoooray! It’s amazing indeed how time so flies so fast. “Thoughtful Paper” just turned two and I couldn’t even be happier. Contrary to the age of my WordPress blog, I am actually a “old” blogger already. I started blogging in 2004 through the influence of my two good high school friends Nicole and Soleil. All in all, I have been blogging for about eight (8) years now. The funny thing is among the three of us, I am now the only one who maintains a blog.
My first site was hosted by Geocities. It went by the name of “A Dissected Integrated Circuit. Yeah. I am nerd. It was a manual blog, which means I had to upload a layout, edit the HTML coding every time I want to post and edit the codes too for the comment page, the tag board all other add ons. Wow. I actually did that before. Where did my HTML knowledge go?
In 2006, I transferred to LiveJournal and renamed my blog “Ceaselessly in Motion”. I had no laptop during my first two years in college so I found it hard to maintain a manual blog. I needed a site where I can just type what I want to post and then click the “Publish”. LJ served its purpose. It contained all my rants regarding my college life so I had to limit the audience of my blog.