I started this blog one night in October 2006, nearly on a whim. I mean, it was like I did the dishes, checked my email, and started a blog. I gave very little thought to where I was going with it, how long I would do it, or anything.
More than seven years later, here I am. I’m very proud of BoWilliams.com. It contains some of the best writing I’ve ever done. And as I’ve never taken any more than four days off (and usually only one or two), there is a lot of it.
I’ve only very rarely modified or removed a post after I’ve published it. I’ve been proud of this blog as a continuous document of my life and thought.
There are parts of it I don’t like so much anymore.
Now thankfully, none of it reads as badly to me as, say, my high school journals or papers I did for English classes. I read over some of that and cringe at how bad it is. And then I consider that this paper was probably one of the top two or three in the class, so almost all of the others were even worse! I’m sorry, my dear English teachers.
With some older posts here, it’s more like “well, I don’t think that anymore.” Or “wow, my threshold for swearing used to be much lower.” Or “that would have been more effective with a little restraint.”
I don’t know what to do about it. It’d be pretty egotistical for me to think anyone would care in a larger sense, and I don’t. I do fret a bit though about the fact that a deep URL still pretty much tells its own story, outside the gestalt of the blog. And then I think it’s egotistical for me to suppose anyone but me cares about the gestalt of the blog.
Babbling. I’ll stop. Enjoy your weekend.
I’ve enjoyed these occasional posts, consisting of search terms that led someone here. Alas, Google’s new policy of encrypting its search results means they’re probably an endangered species. I shook this decent one out. Is it the last? We’ll see. Here are some recent search terms (put into Google, Yahoo!, and so forth) that led [...]
My third restaurant review at Rocket City Mom went up today! It’s a detailed look at Carson’s Grill of Madison. Go check it out. I plan to do these reviews fairly regularly for RCM in 2014. I think it’s reasonable to expect six or eight more this year, at least. Reviewing restaurants for Rocket City [...]
Downtown with the RCB: An Evening with the Rocket City Bloggers was a marvelous time! Here we are in the AL.com building (thank you, AL.com!): With Keith and Carol: (Photography by Nicole Castle of Finch Hollow Photography.) Thanks also to Downtown Huntsville; to The Eaves for the delicious gourmet hors d’ouevres; to the Brew Stooges [...]