A Trip Down Memory Lane...

My original avatar. Remember this?

I was tagged by Micgar to talk about how I got into blogging and why I do it. I think I did a post about this once, but I figure I can do it again for any new readers that may have happened along. For my older readers, this may be a rehash, so you may not want to bore yourselves with it.

Back in June of 2006, I had started a MySpace page for some unknown reason. I think it was out of pure curiosity. There, I started a little blog-like thing where I did short synopses for really disgusting movie adaptations for TV shows, a few of which can be found earlier on this blog. They were so bad that I restricted them to invite only. Around that time I got a note via MySpace from an old school friend and world-famous blogger, Grant Miller. He told me how he had this hugely popular blog that everyone loved, so I checked it out. I figured if Grant could do it, why not me? That's how my blog was born.

As you can tell if you look at my first few months of posting, I did not get a lot of traffic. That started to change after I guest-blogged for Grant while he was on vacation in July of '06. I did a fucking amazing job and enticed some new readers to my own blog. From there I discovered many of the blogs I frequent to this day. My links list is chronological, so you can tell the order in which I happened upon people.

I decided to do it mostly because I thought it would be fun. I like to try to be funny, but when it comes to humor, I have only one requirement: that I think it's funny. It's nice if what I write makes other people laugh, but it has to at least make me smile to make it on the blog. Of course, not all of my stuff is funny. I like to talk politics and religion a bit because they interest me. I also love documentary films and films in general, so every once in a while, I like to highlight a few of them. As I've said before, the rewards of starting this blog have been many. I have made new friends, re-established old friendships, and met a girlfriend that has since moved from far away to live with me. I also have a scorecard that may be helpful. I also have a seriously anal personal website that you're welcome to check out. It's linked up at the top on the right.

I still enjoy trying to come up with shit to put on here, but I do admit it gets more challenging as time passes. If y'all have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.


Skylers Dad said...

(franticly waving hand from the back of the room)

I have a question!

Ooooh, pick me, pick me!!

When snow melts, where does the white go?

Sooo, you were probably talking about questions about your blog, huh?

Zed said...

You know, I DO remember that avatar. You look as nuts as ever.

Micgar said...

You have a great network of people you developed a relationship because of the blogging! I think that's great!
I think you're very funny! I have looked at lots of blogs and yours is consistently funny and its my kind of dry dark humor!

Evil Genius said...

I remember you guest blogging for Grant. I was a big lurker back then. Well, more so than I am now.

I like the scorecard idea. I may have to "adapt" that for my blog. Especially since I now have a score to keep.

cooper green said...

Mostly I visit your blog because you're a good guy who also happens to be funny. I haven't been prowling around other peoples' blogs for long (I was always content just to laugh hysterically at my own), but now that I'm prowling I notice that some blogs are genuine and some seem to be contrived. Every day I go through my alphabetical list of Blogs To Visit, and every day I skip from the C's (Coffeypot and Culture of Beer) to the S's (Some Guy's Blog) before I go back and visit the rest. I've thought about that, and I've decided it's because you three are uncomplicated and honest, and I want to hear what you guys have to say first. But I always visit the others as well. This blogging thing is kind of addictive.

Chris said...

SD- That can be answered very easily: baby Jesus.

Zed- Now that my beard is back, I can make that face in the mirror all the time.

Micgar- Thanks, man! Anyone who gets Bill Hicks is A-OK in my book.

EG- It's a good way to keep track. Hopefully it will grow over time.

CG- Thanks a lot! I'm a big fan of the whole blog thing, as you can tell. In the media we seem to be bombarded with stories about assholes - corrupt politicians, criminals, or scandal-ridden celebrities. It's nice to know there are genuine, nice, irreverent people out there. In fact, I think we outnumber the rest of them.

Distributorcap said...

i think you are quite funny and smart and i really enjoy reading about your adventures and idea

---- and everything cant be a home run and it is hard to always come up with new stuff

but who cares -- stuff is stuff -- that is the way life is

keep up the great work

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm just glad to not be on the bottom of your blog roll any more. And you better not stop blogging, sometimes I think you are the me I would have become if I had not moved from Michigan in '74.

Writeprocrastinator said...

What is Anne Coulter's original gender?