I’ve been doing some digging and I can’t believe I found the very first post I put up for this blog.
October 29, 2006. I’ll have to make a note of it.
Wouldn’t you know the second thing I’d blog about was Movement Disorders Month. Gee, I wonder why?
Then I wrote more about dystonia. But as you can see, my blogging skills were rudimentary at best. And I hadn’t really found my blogging voice, at that point.
So, I wrote a few more posts about things in the news that interested me. However, I was shy about giving an opinion. As if the whole world would hate me and the sky would fall if I did.
At one point, a commenter said something to the effect of, With blogs like this, we won’t have to read the newspaper. I realized that I wasn’t doing my job. #BloggerFail I was so ashamed, I never replied. #RedFaced
Well, more than five years and five blogs later, I guess I’ve learned a thing or two about blogging. Especially from other bloggers.
Because, in a sense, blogging is like writing books. The more good blogs you read, the more you’ll learn. And the better blogger you’ll be.
That’s why I started writing my Blog of Note posts. Because I wanted to let the Internet know when I found a blog I really liked.
And I’m not afraid to express my opinion anymore. You can take it or leave it.
Well, with that
long-winded introduction out of the way, here’s some news you may find interesting.
There’s only one justice on the U.S. Supreme Court who realizes that Thomas Jefferson could never have imagined the existence of GPS systems. Apparently.
Hello! Where’ve you been?
Hurray for the UK!
PS: Not bad for someone who doesn’t like Mondays, huh? And despite the fact that dystonia can make you feel a bit like this.
PPS: Now, I know I’m just one little blogger among many, but that’s my .02 for what it’s worth.