28 November 2005
Oh! My blog birthday almost passed without me noticing; it's just been that short a year.
I can't believe that it's been two years since I first put up this site. Feels more like 700 days ... 730 at most.
I was thinking earlier this week about how much this site has changed my life. The entire course of my life has been neatly and totally redefined by the people I've met and the opportunities I've gained; simply by putting my thoughts up here.
If it wasn't for this weblog, a fellow by the name of Andrew Fernandez (Dez, where are you!?) might never have contacted me about this small enclave called the Web Standards Group. I might never have met Russ Weakley, never have heard of Web Essentials 04, never have written SSCrabble (though that might have been a good thing) ... it's all so fractal. Swirls and eddies.
This year those chaotic currents brought me some of the greatest fortune I've had in all my life:
- The start of my own business
- A real published book!
- A presenter's spot at Web Essentials 05
- Articles and more articles
- A google pen!
- More work than I can handle
And of course, the new and renewed acquaintance of a whole bunch of more-than-friendly people who get the Web. Yeah, you. (Awwwwwwwww ... unless you're one of the people that bugs me about getting footerStickAlt to work on their website. If so, piss off.)
I don't know if it can, but here's hoping that year 3 can top all that. (I figure South by South West will give it a good try, so see you there!)
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