The first post to this weblog was made on March 14, 1998, making it five years old last week. I’m trying to recall where all that time has gone and figure out how it’s possible that I have been writing here almost every day for the past five years. Five years! I’ve never had a job, girlfriend, car, or apartment for that long.
The strange thing is, I can’t imagine ever stopping. I toyed with the idea of quitting several times over the past two years, but never could. Whenever the site gets stale or boring, it only takes a couple of days for something to happen that gets me all jazzed up about writing something for it again. It seems silly to think of myself 45 years from now, almost 75 years old, still posting away to whatever a weblog is in 2048, but if I were a betting man, I’d wager that kottke.org and I will be around for a 50th anniversary post. Stay tuned!