May 10, 2012
On this date ten years ago, I went public with this online journal. I chose Diary-X as my journaling home at the start, for reasons that seemed terribly important at the time but which I now barely recall. Once I decided I liked writing online about my life enough to keep at it, I bought my own domain and hosting plan and moved everything over and have been here ever since. Of course lately I’ve mostly not been here but over on my nail blog (yes, a blog, written by me, who hated the very word blog when it first exploded all over the internet).
Looking at the big picture, not much has changed in my life in this last decade. I’m married to the same man, employed by the same company, live in the same house, have most of the same hobbies, struggle with the same issues. I’d like to blame that stability for my lack of posts here—when nothing’s new, what’s there to write about—but it’s not circumstance that’s to blame. Plenty of people write plenty of things about their everyday lives, so it can be done. I just choose not to do it much right now. Maybe one day my journaling fever will rekindle. Maybe one day I’ll decide to give it up entirely in favor of a YouTube channel on which I perform interpretive dances chronicling my days. I’m not sure what the future holds for this site, but I do know I want to keep it around for now. Thanks to all of you who check in now and again to see what I’m up to.