Today is Kestrel’s Nest’s first birthday. After reading weblogs for some time (Robot Wisdom, CamWorld, EatonWeb, PeterMe, CardHouse, and Obscure Store were my daily rotation), a year ago I decided to start one of my own. But it was hard, mostly due to weird restrictions from my ISP and my laziness in moving to another. Then in late August 1999, Blogger was born. And Blogger was everything I needed. Since last August 30, I’ve been writing nearly every day. The last twelve months have seen an amazing amount of change in my life, and writing has helped me see things clearly and focus on what is important. Thank you for coming by over the last year. It means a lot to me that so many of you not only have wandered in, but return from time to time to see what I’m up to. And even more, while I’m no Jorn or Cam or Peter or Brig, it is wonderful that I have inspired a few of you to begin writing as well. Everyone should write more. Even if it is just a few sentences a day on scraps of paper that get thrown away, write more.
Here’s a time lapse log of the last year:
August 30, 1999: It lives!
September 30, 1999: Cheese Roll Goes Down Well
October 29, 1999: Phil dE Cat with Grape Jelly
November 30, 1999: The Clothespin Repertory Theater
January 1, 2000: I went to the Gobbler
January 31, 2000: Udderly Smooth Udder Cream
February 29, 2000: Tour my house
March 30, 2000: Too jittery to sleep
April 30, 2000: I destroy a city
May 30, 2000: Sweet, sweet apple fritter
June 29, 2000: Abortion in the news
August 1, 2000: Confederados in Brazil
August 30, 2000: You are here