Thursday, July 20, 2006

Happy birthday, blog!

Yup, it has been exactly one year since I first settled this humble little corner of cyberspace. It didn't begin auspiciously -- merely a line or two promising things to come.

Very strange to look back over it now. I've written a lot! I'd be interested to know what my total word count is so far.

Blogs are interesting. It has been weird initiating myself into this particular online community: makes me think that there is some psychological / personality study to be done about blogs and the way they reveal truths about the individuals who write them. I have persued probably hundreds of blogs now in the past year, and not a single one is the same as another. Diaries for a (potentially) mass audience ... it certainly changes the dynamic of what one might write when you know it's in the public domain as opposed to being in a personal journal.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has visited or left comments here's hoping year two of "An Ontarian in Newfoundland" provides some entertainment for everyone involved.

1 comment:

Lesley said...

You know it's funny, I was thinking this myself over the last few months. More so on the whole "interesting year" thing than anything else. And considering that I've changed the address of my blog, and also deleted everything from before the month of May, it's still an interesting study in human behaviour over the span of a year. I found your blog on the UWO site and was interested if only because you happened to be living in a place that I would like to visit at some point. Your tales over the past year have been witty, enlightening, entertaining, heartbreaking, and above all else, friendly. You're open to just about any debate, revel in the insights of others, and welcome anyone to comment no matter what they say (or, in my case, how they spell/write).
Blogs open up people to a new venue and provide an open window on the lives of others. So let me say, Happy Blogiversary, here's to another great year of stories and photos from the rock. I find my time would be wasted if I didn't catch up with you to see what's going on in your little neck of the woods.