Blogging for 14 Years…

14 Years of Blogging!

Yeah that’s right kids…. 14 years. RasterWeb! started in 1997. We’ve been around longer than Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, and many other sites you use every day. We outlasted Vox, and Odeo, and too many others to even name. And while millions of people started and abandoned blogs, we kept going.

Heck, it wasn’t even called “blogging” back in 1997… (And no, sorry, “journaling” doesn’t count. It is/was not the same thing as blogging.)

Feel free to browse the archives or the tags and find some posts you may have missed. The first post was a simple birthday wish to my daughter. She is now 14 years older. Time, it flies, eh?


Misapplied Armchair Thought Leadership

misapplied armchair thought leadership

New (potential) slogan: “Misapplied Armchair Thought Leadership Since 1997…”


A Mention, A Mention!

Ha! Look at that! blood and mathowie discuss me… (I said “discuss” not “disgust” mind you!)

But if that were the case, then all the early bloggers would be well known. RasterWeb (b. 1997), Now This (b. 1997), and the Bradlands (b. 1998) should have much more traffic than you…

The funny thing is, it’s sort of like “Hey, they’ve been around forever and are still unpopular! Which happens to be just fine with me, as popularity has never really been a goal of RasterWeb! or a goal of mine either…

For the record (not that anyone will read this, since, you know, I am unpopular and have no readers even though I’ve been at it for nearly 8 years…) Where was I? Rambling again, maybe that’s my problem… Ah yes, To give back to the internet, to share what I know, to open ports of communication and all that, to discuss with like-minded freak, geeks, and nerds the things I find fascinating, to write, and rant, and make cool things… I love the internet! Creative people need an outlet. Need it! Without that they go insane. This is one of my outlets…

I also think that what Matt overlooks is that he created or was involved with some very high-profile web sites, and was employed by high-profile companies, and of course does not live in the midwest. I also don’t really go to conferences or hang out with the cool kids of blogging, so few people really know me that well outside of this site. Crap, I’ve known Dave Winer on mailing lists and the web for like 10 years now, and last fall he thought I lived in Denmark or something!

Highlight of my day, mathowie says:

I still read RasterWeb…

Thanks Matt!

(BTW, the proper spelling is RasterWeb! but I’ll let it go, as I certainly don’t expect people to remember such minute details… I truly will claim the title of “toiling away in obscurity longer than anyone else…” Foo!)

(Update: rebecca fixed the spelling, except for the ! but I’m all Yahoo!-like with that anyway…)