My first writing online some (checking the records) 19 years ago (yes, my ”first post” was on April 29, 2003) predated the first Wordpress release by a few months. (I must have used MovableType at the time)
Yes, this is the first entry in my weblog (blog). Though I guess I’m kind of late, since “everyone must be doing this.” Well, in all likelihood, this will get very few views (and fewer comments), but hell, why not right?
weblog — how quaint
I think I had a “personal website” since 1998 or so, but this new blogging thing was (hopefully) a way to reduce the friction for writing. My blog has been through multiple services and is now a statically generated site (markphilpot.com). Intellectually I prefer it this way, but the result has such a high degree of friction that I’m never able to capture a fleeting moment when I feel inspired to write a few words.
To be honest, that’s not the only obstacle getting in my way — I have no idea why my own idea of a blog with higher production values (e.g. edge to edge images) is really needed.
So let’s try this again. It doesn’t need to be perfect — just an excuse to exercise my writing muscles every once in a while.
And yes, I had to resist the urge to go hunt down an image for this post.