Terrible twos? Let’s hope not. But, yes, Saturday marked the second anniversary of The David Allen Blog, which launched on Sept. 12, 2007.
This is my 791st entry and as of mid-day Sunday you’ve contributed 3,260 published comments, for an average of just over four per entry.
I’m still enjoying my second career as a blogger, especially the medium’s immediacy, unlimited space, lower-profile nature and more freewheeling character, as well as the interaction with you readers.
My blog and my column remain separate enterprises, generally, although it’s fun to think of ways to tie them together — expanding on column entries by placing photos and further information here, for example. Some interests of mine, local restaurants particularly, are explored more fully here than in my column. And with your help we’re building a nice repository of local history of places and businesses.
I do regret that the technology remains a barrier to a potential audience. Many old-timers who would have the most to contribute to our local history discussions are unable or unwilling to visit us here. Not much we can do about that.
Have things changed on this blog? In the past year, I didn’t post seven days a week as I did the first year. But I did post almost every weekday, sometimes more than once.
Actually, sometimes I wonder if I post TOO often for people to keep up on easily. Your thoughts?
Also, I figured out this past year how to incorporate photos, which I do whenever it’s practical. (It’s a somewhat involved process in which each photo has to be uploaded, edited, sized and imported.) Photos have made the blog more visually appealing.
So we continue to evolve here.
I’ve come to think of this blog as handmade. Perhaps that’s a strange word to use given that a blog is done with software and doesn’t physically exist, but handmade to me is more about the aesthetic, not the means. It’s mine to assemble and present to you.
Any comments, criticism or ideas on how this blog is working and what you’d like to see more of, or less of, is encouraged. It’s your blog too.
Speaking of which, thanks for your time, your support and all those comments.