Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Year One!

Post one, in classic programmer style was "Hello World". It was my introduction to the world of blogging, I was charged up and ready to go, but I didn't know what I would say. All I knew is that I wanted to do it. Yes, I became a blogger when everyone else did. I wasn't one of those trendy early adopters, but at least I caught the vision and started. 244 posts later I can say that this is a lot of fun. It has been an outlet for reflection, expression, and learning. I find myself trying just a little bit harder to pay attention to the world around me, because I want to have something to say for my blog.

So it's a year later, and I decided that for the one year anniversary I would do a re-design. Also in that first blog post, I talked about how I wanted to create my own template, and I thought that I would have time to get that going in a couple of days. That was a farce, with the business of school there wasn't time. However, this summer I found some time and desire to see what I could put together. Some things remain quite similar to the way they were before. Others have changed a bit. I couldn't have done this completely on my own, as I am inept when it comes to design. I have thanked and linked those people who helped me in the about section. Though it still feels like a work in progress, and there are many other things I would like to add and try- this is a good milestone, and it will probably stick for another year or so.

I appreciate those of you who come here and read my writings. I think I know who a few of you are, but I am sure there are others that I don't know. It has been pleasing to get a few comments now and again. When I started this thing, it was totally personal; I never counted on having an audience. Lest I fool myself, I realize that my readership isn't huge, but there are a few loyal friends out there. Thank you for your support.

Here I am at the end of the summer. Tomorrow I go back to school. It has been grand to rest, work, and play. I didn't do everything that I wanted to, but I sure did a lot. I designed some programs, I wrote some programs, and I visited new cities, read good books, enjoyed the company of friends and ate great food. Really, there is nothing to complain about. Though there is an inevitable stress that will accompany the grind of being back at school, I am excited for the challenge. It will be good to be back with my friends, and back on the campus. There are many great things about university life, and having missed them this summer, I'll try to emphasize the good this fall.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll come again!


Anonymous said...

The site looks really good! Congrats on the anniversary!

Rich said...

Good luck on the up coming year, and the site looks great.