I was browsing through archives the other day, looking for some inspiration, until I stumbled across the very first post I’d ever written. I can vaguely remember it now. I’d spent a few weeks getting things online, having a domain set-up – a free one at the time, mapping it to the right place. I was really excited about the whole thing. At the time, none of it was built from scratch, it was all a template, but I had made some small changes to it was pretty impressed with it, even if I do say so myself…
That first post, was posted Monday 26th July, 2010. Don’t get me wrong, it was so very cringe worth to read back, so I won’t link to it right here – hopefully I won’t be saying the same in another three years time, but we’ll see.
Much as I may dislike that post today, back then it was what started a whole load of things off! I had my passion in building websites then and that only grew it, from small things such as setting a background image or embedding a video I always wanted to learn more. In fact, I even took a small peak into the mobile web (which was quite literally a one column webpage, but I’d like to think it worked okay on a mobile, especially for what I knew). Still, without that passion, I don’t think I’d have learned as much as I have since. All from one single post.
Of course, as you can probably already tell, many, many things grew from there. A proper domain for starters, a more reliable blogging platform and one site, for all devices, just to name a few. I’m still learning too, so I hope there’s still a lot more to come – the adventure isn’t over yet! I definitely planning on sticking around (primarily because I recently renewed the domain for three more years…), but hopefully with richer content!
Finally, to end on a bit of high not (a perhaps a little cheesy too), thank you to all those who continued reading, sharing posts and for those who even thank me for posting! Without the feedback, I’d have probably closed the thing down under the assumption it was going nowhere.