I kinda like this Tumblr idea. It all seems so simple and customizable. Maybe in a few months, if there’s anything here worth sharing, I’ll change the name and link it up to my Facebook and Twitter. At least, that was my thought while walking to work this morning. One day in, and I’m already ready to give up on my pretend anonymity.

Blog #2 was under a nickname and I enjoyed its pretend anonymity for several years. Eventually, though, three things happened:

1)- The blogging site I was on was going downhill and many of my friends were leaving it.

2)- I had a falling out with some other friends, and we all went our separate ways, both in real life and in blog life.

3)- I started to notice real-life people bringing up topics that I’d blogged about – only, I’d never told them about my blog. To this day, I’m not sure if they found my blog and just never specifically said so, or if it was just a couple coincidences.

Oh, netbook keyboard, you’ll be the death of me.

Anyway, I moved from Blog #2 to Blog #4. Blog #1 was on my own personal website. This was back in the day before there was such a word as blogging, which is starting to seem like a pretty great time to be alive. I have typed the word “blog” way too many times tonight and it is starting to feel pretty obnoxious. Anyway, back then, I had to create and upload each individual journal page, which was just too much of a hassle. Blog #1 died after two entries. I eventually ported them over to Blog #2.

Blog #3 was on the same site as Blog #4, but I never really posted there – I just filled out surveys and quizzes and things of that nature. It was under the same fake name as Blog #2.

Blog #4 was under my real name, because I decided that if I couldn’t really be anonymous on the internet, I might as well go all the way. It’s now several years later and I still have that blog, and I might continue to post there, but I really like the potential here. Plus, it’s always inspiring to scrap everything and start anew. You get that brief period of hope before everything eventually sinks back into the same ol’ rut.

I signed up for Blog #5 in hopes that it would have more features than Blog #4, but I never got around to doing anything with it. It never got so much as one post.

And this is Blog #6. And I might have to implement a ban on the word “blog” now that I’m done my backstory.

I feel like I owe you a good story after all that, but I can’t think of one at the moment. So instead I’ll sleep.


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