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THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF BLOGGING ARE THE HARDEST

I just saw a link to this article in my Google Reader.

I haven’t read it. I figure it reads something like this:

My God, blogging is sooo hard. Most people give up and start a Tumblr or a Twitter but some folks really have what it takes to stick with the blogging. Bully on them!

I’ll tell you, though, when you’ve been blogging for the better part of 20 years, and they build special blog software to help you do all your blogthings, it gets less difficult to click click click and copy-paste-type-type-type.

I’ve been “blogging” since 1995. I’m like freaking Chaucer. Blogchaucer, anyway.

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  • Except of course that it isn’t about that.  It’s commentary that the whole Movable-Type-vs-Wordpress holy war thing totally obscured the fact that Facebook won the blogging wars.

    My favorite bit is that the post bemoaning Facebook’s victory has Facebook-driven authentication for comments.

  • I loved that irony, yes.  But I skimmed it a couple more times and all I can really detect is “wow I’m so proud to have been a blogger over the years.  We were soo immature back then and look at us now!”