Today marks the ten year anniversary of my blog, MT.Net, with the first post being added 17 January 2002. I couldn’t have possibly known on that day how active I would become at blogging, with over 5,304 posts logged. That’s an average of almost 1.5 per day for ten years. Not too shabby!
Besides all the obvious fame and fortune, blogging has made me a better writer and speaker. It has led to lasting friendships. It has emboldened me to have an opinion on things – any things – and be able to defend my position. It has shown me that there are others who think like I do but might have not have been brave enough to say so until I did. It has changed minds and made me a better leader. But to put it in simple terms, it has provided me a platform with which I can help form my world through my thoughts and the words that convey them.
Some of my blogging friends have pointed to their stats and pined for the long-gone days of their Internet celebrity. I’m as sure of my blog as they are about theirs that my traffic may never be what it once was.
You know what, though? That’s okay. I’m in this for the long haul. I’ve spent ten years trying to get get this right and I’m sure I’ve got another ten years or more in me. Visitors may come and go but I write more for myself than anyone else.
With that said, for those of you who have tagged along with me on this strange journey, thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and observations with you. I’m pleased you’ve enjoyed it!