I blog because I think by writing. After ten years, I still find it's the best way for me to understand my world.
Today marks the ten year anniversary of this blog. On May 30th, I started blogging as an experiment. I had been the CIO for the State of Utah for about a year and I was looking for ways to influence hundreds of technology professionals in any number of offices. Here are the two blog posts I wrote on that day:
Since that time, I've moved on from Radio Userland to Movabletype, and it's probably time to move on again. The articles I wrote in that first month contain some themes that I still work on, like digital identity. Other's sem hopelessly outdated.
Blogging turned into something of a phenomenon and then faded. But some of us still persist because it gives us a way to think out loud and connect to the people who influence us and who we hope to influence. Blogging is a conversation in slow motion. Here's to ten more years.