Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Decade Of Blogging

Day 17 of "2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge" : A Decade Of Blogging


Today, I discovered that I am acquainted with a blogger who has been blogging for a decade! Yupp! You read that right! 10 steady years of blogging! This lady had been blogging long before I'd even heard of the term "blog"! (Forget "blog", I hadn't even heard of "gmail" back then!)


Blogger in 2003

Picture Credit: http://googlesystem.blogspot.in/2006/08/blogger-turns-seven.html


Anyway, here's the part that's even more interesting.

In February 2003, Google acquired Blogger. May 2003 saw the first release of Wordpress as a blogging tool. And in July 2003, Vidya Sury published her first post (on blogger) - http://vidyasury.com/2003/07/okie-folks.html!

Do you realize that her blogging journey is as old as Google-Blogger and Wordpress themselves?

Amazing, isn't it?

I wonder if miss_teerious will see her 10th birthday. There's still a long time for it though. In the meanwhile, if you care to find out how my journey started here, do read my first post on this blog - "New Life Dawns a New Beginning..." ! :D


This is my 17th post for 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Ten On Tuesday: 10 Pick-Me-Ups"

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16 comments:

Psych Babbler said...

Wow...10 years! That's incredible...initially I thought you were going to say you'd been blogging for 10 years. And yeah, 10 years ago, I didn't even have a gmail account! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Haahhh, PB! I sure hope one day I'll write about my 10th blogoversary too! :P
When did you start blogging, btw?

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

10 years ago, nobody had a Gmail account because Gmail wasn't launched till 2004.

Shilpa Garg said...

10 years is super cool!! You are right, 10 yrs ago, even I didnt gad gmail. I was on rediff then!

mytakeoneverything9 said...

wow!! 10 yrs! Awesome!
Congratulations and keep on writing! :D
We'll celebrate your 20th blog-anniversary too!

SuKupedia ™ :) :) said...

yeah I read that one too on Vidya's blog.. 10 years super cool no :D :D.. and yes yes miss_teerious will also see more than 10 glorious years ♥

Smita said...

Commendable!! Unfortunately her blog doesn't work at my offic e:(

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@OB - Aisa kya? You mean they launched blogger before gmail? That's quite astonishing!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Oh yes, Shilpa... in those days, it was mainly rediff and yahoo! I was stuck on hotmail though, only because I could sync it in Outlook Express! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

LOL pixie! Not me re! 10 years of Vidya's blogging journey, and of Google blogger and wordpress! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Ahhhh Suku! Muaaahhhh! Tumhare mooh mein jo bhi tumko sabse achcha lagta ho! :D (That's our version of "tumhare mooh mein ghee shakkar"!) :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Ayein? How come, Smita? It's just a self-hosted wordpress blog?

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Google didn't launch Blogger, Kaddu. Blogger was launched by independent start-up PyraLabs in 1999. It was bought by Google in 2003. Gmail was, however, an in-house offering which, while being launched in 2004, remained by-invitation-only till 2007.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Yeah OB, I know about the PyraLabs bits. I've mentioned in my post that Google acquired Blogger in 2003. What I meant was that how come Google ventured into the blogging world before the email world! That's what surprises me... that it started giving people free blog accounts before giving them free email accounts.

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Ah, woh kya bolte hain aajkal ke bacche? 'My bad' :D

I will re-read a post before lecturing you from now on, especially when some time has passed since it was published.

Do you ever feel insecure about just how much of our life is now, um, owned Google? Blog, email, pictures for those who use Picasa, videos, web analytics, even bookmarks in Chrome...

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Not really yaar... none of this is permanent anyway. Nothing is, for that matter.
Pictures, emails, blogs, stats... totally insignificant in the big picture.
So are you and I. Smaller than dust particles.
Nothing really matters. At least not for me. Not anymore.

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