17 May 2017

Celebrating 14 Blog Years

Before the throngs of online surfers and madding social media crowd checked blogs daily or even knew where to find one, baratin-debordant launched and offered an active (maybe slow paced) online source for reflective, creative non-fiction. 

In tribute to the 14 years online (since May 16, 2003) , I post here the first blog:

The Joy of Blogging.
How can sitting all day with your eyes on the screen
make your think of new things and say what you mean?
The keys are alive with the power of words
though the thought of it all is something absurd.
In Bloggsville they type and they type and they scroll.
They read and they search trying to make themselves whole.
But all that arrives on the screen are the bits,
the tids and the flotsom and whatever fits.
The blogging goes on, day in and day out,
as they wonder out loud and shift with each doubt.
It's a Zeuslike land all the words that they blog.
Yet, the bloggers blog on, blog, blog, blog-blog, blog.

Before the blog we had the website from Tripod. So old I don't even have the password to edit the site now.
One of my favorite plugins won't work on that site any longer; the fish in the virtual tank moved when the cursor brushed over them.  Now it reads: Undefined. Huh!

An upgraded site for the most inventive of creative reflections and artzy finds has landed here:

No matter Where In The World we land, we can wonder out loud online:

On and on it goes with FB pages, a site for professional work, Pinterest, and those sites I manage for other people. Next year will mark the 15th year of dameistermedia online. "Oh the places you'll go" in this Zeuslike land.