May 08, 2012

It Was Ten Years Ago Today…

Today, somewhat unbelievably, represents the tenth anniversary of this blog. On May 8, 2002, I was a struggling, unemployed writer living in Hoboken, NJ, who really wanted to get writing every day despite not having anyone paying me to do so. I was single, lived in an apartment, didn't have kids, had zero writing gigs, was very much gung ho about invading Iraq and hated soccer.

Needless to say, things have changed quite a bit. If you'd told me on that day that ten years hence I'd be living in suburban Philadelphia, in a house, married with two sons, and getting paid to write about gadgets, business, music, politics and sports, let's just say I may not have believed you. Yet here we are.

I'd like to think this blog is where I taught myself how to write, though I cringe when going back and reading some of the old posts. I want to give thanks to all my friends who have read this over the years and even followed my writing to other places, whether BlogCritics, the New York Press Billboard, North Star Writers Group, and everywhere I write now.

Once things calm down a bit I'm planning to relaunch this blog as a Wordpress site- anyone have any advice on that?- but in the meantime, sit tight. And thanks again.

I'm going to turn comments back on, just for this post.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 8, 2012 02:40 PM

Congratulations for staying with it! I certainly didn't have the stamina to stay with mine. A lot of the stuff you're talking about seems like a lifetime ago, the whole early to mid-aughts blogging scene was really different.

Posted by: Eric Deamer at May 8, 2012 03:17 PM

You stuck with the blog, I didn't, and look where we both are today. Glad you ended up in Philly though. Happy blogaversary!

Posted by: LilB at May 8, 2012 03:30 PM

Congratulations. I've been reading this blog regularly for around 5 years, and am looking forward to the next 5.

Posted by: Freddy at May 8, 2012 06:01 PM

Congratulations Steve! Your blog has always been a daily stop on the intrawebs for me. It is quite a feat for anyone to keep a blog for so long that gets even more entertaining and informative with each passing year :)

Posted by: JordanNY at May 8, 2012 06:29 PM

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Posted by: oakley sunglasses discount at May 9, 2012 02:41 AM

Keep up the good work. I think I subscribed to your RSS feed very close to the beginning and except for the times when I wasn't reading at all, I've read your posts every day.

Yours is still one of my favorite blogs. Keep up the good work.

If you need any help with Wordpress, look me up. I've been using it since before that's what it was called.

Posted by: Bill at May 9, 2012 04:37 AM

Congrats bro!

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