My First Blog
I gave in.
I wasn’t too sure about the blogging phenomenon, didn’t quite buy into it. Sure, some of my friends and colleagues kept blogs (i.e., Cecilia), but that was just a passing fad, wasn’t it? And besides, my life’s not interesting enough for other people to want to read about.
But then I decided that my blog wasn’t for other people to read about my life (well, it is a little bit) but more for me to remember things. I have an awful memory, dear reader. Perhaps, by keeping a blog, I’ll be able to find out in 10 years what it was I was doing on this day. And it will make things really easy for my biographer.
You may not see too much activity over the next few days. I’m going to take blogging slow, get used to using the system, and figure out a writing style. See you then!
As you spend time exploring my site (and I know, dear reader, that you will), you might find entries from more than a few months ago. That’s revisionist history. See, one of the reasons I wanted to keep a blog was to have a place to write down the URLs of interesting web sites I visited. So I’m going back and filling in URLs that I thought were interesting, with rough estimates of when I discovered them.
So to keep things official, this is still my first official blog entry. Think of it as the Ministry of Truth in action. (Even this paragraph is a revision.)
Update 2003/02/27: I’ve finally got a template that more or less works in Internet Explorer for Windows. The page section and title still doesn’t display properly (IE 5.5 and under for Windows don’t handle CSS2 position: fixed; I don’t know if IE 6 does or not… anyone?). Encourage Microsoft to support the standards or try another browser that does: Mozilla.
Comment by Heather Murray
First comment in DOug’s blog EVER! SWEET!
Comment by Cecilia
Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!
Comment by Catherine
Congrats on the new blog! Aren’t we all lucky that I noticed the change on Cecilia’s page and decided to follow the link? Good luck on all your future blogging endeavours!