Today’s the day. I opened a blogger account in 2002 and started moving some stuff over from my pre-blogging days, a lot of which was , in effect, blogging. I began using Radio Userland later in the month (on the 25th) when I was on vacation and using a borrowed laptop from work. On October 30, 2003, I started using Movable Type after posting became too long of a process, and Radio’s all too frequent re-posting of ALL my posts up to that point, which took hours to complete each time that happened. The interface also began refreshing and zapping all that I had written in that post up to that point….and when I was doing a longer post, that was extremely frustrating. So on April 29, 2006, I began using WordPress. I REALLY want to use Community Server, but as of yet I have been unsuccessful in getting an import from a BLogML file to work (check that, I have been unable to get an EXPORT from WordPress to BlogML to complete the task of writing a BlogML file of my entire blog (now over 4000 posts, 3170 of which are published, and the remaining ones are drafts I saved for later completion, that I never got back to, or thoughts I began and decided not to post).
Anyway, I’m in a cycle right now where I am at an all-time low re: my enthusiasm for blogging (No, I’m not quitting or going on sabbatical or anything. I’m just a bit disappointed at the “conversation” lately, not just here (where I never had a whole lot of different people commenting), but across that “galaxy” of the blogosphere that I frequent. The “blog” has lost some of its novelty (or a lot of it) and is “old news”. “Blog Conferences” are a lot more rare (which isn’t really a bad thing), but just give an indication of how much less “energy” there is around this. “Social Networking” has become the new “must have” (kind of like “portals” were 5-6 years ago). So now everybody is trying to launch the next “MySpace” or “Facebook” (the latter of which is trying to do a “face-lift”—-heh heh, sorry).