I just noticed that exactly two years ago to this day I published my first entry on this site. It was a short description of the fact that I’m Scottish and I live in Yorkshire. When I wrote the article I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with this site. I’d read Joel On Software and liked the format of his site and thought it would be an idea to create something similar so that people I knew who lived elsewhere could see what I was up to without having to send them e-mails from time to time. I guess it was laziness, experimenting with the web medium (I used to be a web designer and had left that firmly in the past) and perhaps a little bit of exhibitionism. Plus I’d never managed to write a diary longer than a few days so it was a challenge.
Well, much to my own surprise I haven’t become bored with the whole idea and given it up. I don’t know what you – the reader – think of the site but from a personal point of view it’s been interesting to write about things on my mind and document some of the good and bad things that I’ve experienced in the last two years. If you were to ask me why I still write this site I’d struggle to give you a really convincing reason, it’s just become a part of my life and I accept that and don’t feel the need to really understand why.
Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate myself on sticking with it through thick and thin. I may just carry things on like this for the next two years. I might write more technical articles. I might even start posting darker, more negative articles rather than just deleting them. Or I might get sick of it all and wind it up like I thought I’d do in the first place. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Happy birthday to John’s Adventures!