Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Five Years On

So apparently I’ve been doing this for five years now.

I started this blog five years ago today, in 2008, mostly as a way to record things I wanted to remember.  I’d had a sort of a blog before, which ran from 1999 to 2004, but life had intervened and there were just too many things that were falling by the wayside.  So when I found myself with time on my hands, I started writing this.  Five years seems to be how long I write these things, though I'm hoping to better the last run.

And here I am, still going.

It’s been a good run.  If I have less time than I did, I still manage to get things posted on a semi-regular basis.  I miss it when I don’t.  Far more people have found their way here than I ever thought would, which is a nice thing.  I’ve met some good people through this blog.

I don’t have any particular plans other than to keep doing what I’ve been doing, as time and circumstance permit.  We are creatures of stories, we humans, and telling stories is an important part of maintaining that humanity in the face of a world that often does not seem to value it.

So I tell stories.  I post photos.  I record things I want to remember.

Happy birthday to 4Q10D.

10 comments:

Janiece said...

Happy Blogversary. Glad I found you.

David said...

Thanks, Janiece.

And to you as well.

Eric said...

It occurs to me you aren't really serious about this blog unless you get a "4Q10D" license plate for your car.

I keed. Happy blogiversary.

David said...

Thanks, Eric.

You know, actually that doesn't sound like a bad idea. The difference between a vanity tag and a regular license plate in Wisconsin is pretty small.

Hmmmmmmmmm...

TimBo said...

Way to go! Keep it up, I love your blog. All of it.

David said...

Thanks, Tim - I appreciate the support.

Kim Kostka said...

Thanks, Dave, and Happy Anniversary!

David said...

Thanks. :)

LucyInDisguise said...

Can I add a "Me, too!!!"?

Oh, and since we are all about stories, please allow me to remind you that the world (at least my world) needs more history stories ... and I absolutely relish the manner in which you tell stories in historical context.*

Lucy

* yeah, I know, you do it for a living and ...

David said...

Thanks, Lucy - I appreciate it.

And you know, I have been remiss in posting history stories. Perhaps I should remedy that soon.