i started on 27 sept 2003. you can read about how and why i started blogging under 'how, why and what' at my blog page, just under the header (it's up there permanently). briefly, it was i was inspired by jeff ooi's blogto start one of my own, and right from day one of entering the blogging world, i had already chosen to blog on socio-political stuffs. now, after 7 years, i'm still at it.
i started off by using blogspot and i think around 2007 or so, switch over to wordpress.org, with my own server (paid). in between these 7 years, i had changed the design of my blog several times. actually i did keep a screenshot of the different designs but what a pity, they were all lost when i reformat my PC.
when i used blogspot, the url link of my blog is http://joglaong.blogspot.com. the 'jogalong' ties in with my blog heading 'mental jog'. i noticed that during those times, many people mistaken my blog's name as 'jogalong' than as 'mental jog'. when i switch over to using wordpress, since it is on own server and i can choose a domain name to use, i decided to use my own name at the url link.
hmm… 7 years is quite long eh. i can be consider as 'veteran' blogger already i guess. do i ever get bored of blogging? er… honestly speaking…. not really but i do feel 'empty' sometimes without nothing (worthwhile) to blog. it was then when i wonder to myself is it time for me to retire from blogging? on second thought, goodness, i think there shouldn't be such a thing as 'retiring from blogging' for as long as i can read, surf web, type. maybe i'll slow down on blogging yes but not stop all together.
it seems that as my blog gets older, i have less visitors! this is kind of well… sure… some disappointment but never mind, i blog more for myself and it has become my hobby, so doesn't matter at all if less visitors or nobody comment. i'm glad that i have a blog – a place for me to express my sentiments and to let steam off! i find it kind of strange quite a number of friends saying to me "wah. you so daring/brave in your blog. i dare not do/say what you did in your blog." brave? i don't look to it as that at all. i know they were saying this because of me being very out-spoken, especially criticism at the government. well, i'm just being myself to express my feelings, so i don't look to it as being brave. of course i do know what not to say to avoid getting into trouble.
ok, obligatory for anniversary post – the links showing my other anniversary posts. i don't know why all of a sudden last year (my 6th year) i had forgotten all about my anniversary so did not do any posting.