What was your first post?

May 16th, 2005

My first post EVER on a blog was back in and around March 2003 but I had lost a few months of posts in an upgrade somehow. I vaguely remember writing about a cool new blogging tool that I liked, added some stuff about SlashDot and then rambled on about how I might get used to writing on a blog. I had always loved to write and typing was so much easier than pen and paper. I had just started taking classes for my Masters degree in computer science and I figured that this would be a good way to get my arms around some programming projects. I really wish I could find a cache somewhere of those pages. I might look around my old hard drives to see if there is still something there.

Wait…here is something. This is from the first b2 install on my server at home, dug up from the depths of my old Linux box.

I have completely redone my website. I think it needed a change and I was getting enough hits on the site to actually spend some time on it. Most of the older links work in the same manner. Look for pictures on the right hand side. If you were pointing friends/family to my website for your pictures, dont worry, everything will still work the same. I showed it to Jennifer before I made it official, she said she liked the older site. We will see.
This new page is a PHP frontend to a MySql database and the code is from b2. Good job! Refer to the bottom of the page for time to execute and links to b2. Please register or leave me some comments.

Brings back fond memories of exciting blogging frontiers! What was your first post about? Do you still have it somewhere? Still feel the same about blogging?




  1. Chris J. Davis (4 comments.) says:

    Still have my first post from my first non hand coded HTML post:

    How scary is that?

  2. Ajay D'Souza (39 comments.) says:

    My very first post was about me starting my blog. Stupid post…. hehe … way back in October 2003.

    The link:

  3. Vidar (1 comments.) says:

    My first post ever is locally archived, but I have sort of a landmark post in my current site.

  4. Michele (1 comments.) says:

    Mine was an obvious presentation:

    So lame… ;)

  5. Rob Cottingham (5 comments.) says:

    It was on the eve of the last British Columbia provincial election (when my party was looking down a very large well, and realizing we’d probably be falling all the way). Which is kind of funny, because you’ve asked this the day before the latest British Columbia provincial election.

  6. Azmeen Afandi (14 comments.) says:

    I’m not sure when I first started posting random thoughts, ideas, rants and related writings, that the term “blogging” was already coined. I think it was more known as web journals or something like that.

    I started consistently posting on my first “serious” web site (the now defunct) MHN (or Heritage Scripts; as it was more popularly known).

    And at that time, I had to manually edit my HTMLs… until I became a beta-tester for this cool software called autoupdate. From the discovery of this app, I posted more actively on MHN.

    After a while, I got some money to burn on hosting and bought myself my own domain. And now my site, HTNet is proudly powered by WordPress. :)

  7. craig (11 comments.) says:

    Hey, Rob.
    I’ll be out there voting today. Vote early, and vote often. :p

    STV – yes. Liberals – no. I just hope that many BCers come to their friggin’ senses!

  8. craig (11 comments.) says:

    Well, I gotta say that WordPress is one damn fine publishing tool. Great application–great scripts–great support. Not at all like so many commercial products. It was so easy to load, and the problems that I did have were caused by my not reading the instructions all the way through FIRST! Sigh. You’d think a person would have learned that a long time ago, but NO!

    Is blogging fun like it used to be? Nope. Is having a site fun like it used to be? Nope. Almost every day I ask myself why I continue to do this.

  9. tyler (3 comments.) says:

    My first post was about a crappy hard drive I bought and soon after it died:

    That was back in 2002. I recently moved from a custom blogging system to WordPress. I wrote my own migration tools as I had no other choice.

  10. echa (2 comments.) says:

    19 september 2002. From blogger, to PMachine pro, and finally WP.

  11. Denis de Bernardy (7 comments.) says:

    A couple of notes on how wordpress could be better.

  12. Mike Beard (1 comments.) says:

    My first “blog post” if you want to call it that, was via livejournal in 2001 about a girl I had recently met.

    Now we’re getting married on the 10th of June.

  13. Mathias Bynens (5 comments.) says:

    My first post was just some silly Flash movie I put together. Ah, the memories…

  14. Andy (1 comments.) says:

    Fairly standard personal intro to my personal blog, which was my first blog.


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