Eight years ago today I started my very first blog. I remember fussing over design and color and blog rolls and being so worried about what I was going to post and how it was going to sound and what people would think. I was such a dork.
These days this blog is run for a lot of the same reasons it was in the early days. It is my personal journal. It is my personal space on the internet. Even in the heydey of blogging I was never a big name with lots of visitors, but it was never really about that. It was about having a place to get these thoughts that bounce around (sometimes to my detriment) out of my head and down in written form. Having a place where I can add my voice to the collective even if I am the only one listening to my voice.
So happy blogiversary to me. I'm so glad I was brave enough to hit publish that very first time eight years ago today.