Blog Anniversary

WordPress.com notified me today morning that it’s been 14 years since I joined WordPress.com.

I used to blog on Blogger since 2004. I have lost some of the older posts I wrote. I have tried recovering some of the blog posts using Internet Archive. However, the earliest post that I could recover are from 2006.

I moved to WordPress from Blogger after finding it on a Tibetan blog talking about alternatives to Blogger which had just become a Google owned service. I have since used Drupal, Tumblr, Vox, LiveJournal, self-hosted WordPress, Posterous, Write.as and many more platforms that I hope to play around with to power my blogging.

Static generated websites are my latest fascination. Static generated websites provide you with a stack of HTML files that you can upload to your server. They are considered to be better as they don’t depend on the existence of blogging platforms. They generate HTML files which you can write in case these companies shut down. They are also considered more secure as databases are not involved in generating the website that you see on the browser.

That said, WordPress now powers 36% of the internet. That statistic is increasing day by day.

It’s certainly been a long journey. There have been long stretches with no blog posts. There have been stretches with more than a blog post a day. After a lot of nagging, I finally got my wife to write her first blog post.