I thought I would dig into the depths of my past with BCUK. For one thing, I thought it was time to find out how long I have been posting here. Friend Marika fired me up for this journey of personal discovery. I should mention, my visitor counter only indicates an element of this personal history, as it was a late addition to my site.
I discovered that my very first post was published on the 11th October 2005. I never really thought of it as publishing then. If the truth be told, I do not consciously think of blogging as publishing, even now. if I did, would I post? I shall have to think about it, though, I doubt that I shall dwell on it too long or too deeply.
There has to be some personal fun, interest, and a creative element for me to write blogs. If I become too serious about the activity, then perhaps, I would not actively write, maybe, I would not want to do it at all.
It is curious that this post has more-or-less taken its own path rather than the one I thought of following when I decided to write it. It is not a case of ‘The Paths Never Trod’, it might be a case of taking the path it is leading me into. This experience is one of the delights of blogging. Often blogs,(and comments) move us in unexpected, unknown, avenues.
I had no idea that a radio play in 2005, about an elderly lady who started blogging, would set me off on a very long, interesting and circuitous, blogging path, one that I would still be fairly actively trotting along, over five years later.