On June 15th, 2013, this blog or rather my blogging on the web completed 10 years. The fact that I remembered this anniversary only after 5 weeks says a lot about what once was my primary hobby. Even as recent as 4 years ago, this would’ve necessitated a major and long blog post written in draft days before the date and promptly published at 12am. I would’ve thanked my muses and hundreds of commenters on top of various hot topics that the world experiences daily for inspiration. Now this post almost seems obligatory and perhaps this blog has fewer regular readers than the number of years it has just completed.
But that’s not a bad thing. I’m not too torn up on the decline of interest in blogging either from my part or the rest of the world. The world has moved on. Blogging will always exist just like record-keeping has in some form or the other, the medium will change. Now we even have a blogging platform called Medium so there. Also, lack of attention from others has let me to use this blog more like a personal diary for life updates that I want to share. Of course, I can use Facebook or Twitter but those mediums with a shorter attention span don’t afford that luxury. Plus, it is always good to have a webspace with a dedicated domain for things you want to do for fun like ThinkUp (closed for public). The blog is more like a testing laboratory with a journal for a public face.
Anyway, here’s for ten more years. Let’s see how many of you will still be around.