Today, I found and recovered my very first blog post – and have posted it here on the date it was originally published, September 14, 2004. It was recovered from the Internet Archive’s WayBackMachine.
As best as I can tell, I abandoned Skedaddle’s Log after only a very few blog posts. During the next month, I established 3 niche blogs and North Farnham Freeholder, with all but that very first post moved to it.
I had been trying to make some income online for a while. At the time there was no way to place ads on blogspot (which was also known as blogger). After looking at several different blogging platforms, I decided to self-host and use WordPress, moving North Farnham Freeholder to the web host I had been using for a while.
A couple of years later, Exit78 was established, with many of the old posts being moved to exit78.com/weblog. Then, in early 2009, my blogging at Exit78 was moved to the root directory, exit78.com. Unfortunately, I made a change that wouldn’t let me access the original Exit78 location and, when I tried to fix that, I ended up losing many of the older posts.
I’ve been able to recover quite a few over time and, yesterday, found that many that hadn’t been recovered were available on the Internet Archive WayBack Machine. I’ll be recovering those, republishing them here on Exit78 at their original publish date.
Do remember when you first started blogging?
Do you still have or can you find your very first blog post?