Friday, June 08, 2012

still blogging 10 years on

Apparently Saturday marks my 10 year blog-versary. I say apparently because my original webhost is long gone, so there’s no “public” record of birth.

My midwife was blogger, which after a few months, got hosted in as part of the Graceway church website. When I transitioned city (Auckland to Christchurch) and churches (Graceway to Opawa) at the end of 2003, it seemed appropriate to leave the resources of the blog at Graceway, but I continued to blog, using wordpress (first entry here). Going back through blogger archives, this is the earliest post I can find is dated 9 June, 2002.

Ten years ago. Before Facebook, iPhones and twitter.

I remember the day I put my first post up and within a few hours, had comments from Andrew Jones, Prodigal Kiwi and Rachel Cunliffe. That sense of amazement over a digital word and how strangers become linked.

All 3 remain friends – Rachel visiting us this Easter, Andrew stayed at our house last year, while I enjoyed a beer in Auckland with Paul last August. A virtual world, yet with enduring relationships.

I’ve often pondered whether to continue blogging. And then there will be another random connection – a comment in response to a post that gives me fresh vistas, a email asking to borrow a prayer resource. And I will be reminded of the gift of connection, the new worlds made possible through the web-verse.

I can’t picture a world in 10 years time, nor whether I will still be blogging. But I still like to remain open to the sheer wonder of human connection.

Posted by steve at 03:16 PM


  1. Nice accomplishment. So many good blogs have come and gone in that time. Here you are still plugging away.

    Comment by Christian Anarchist Writer — June 9, 2012 @ 8:20 am

  2. Congratulations my friend. Nice to see the photo again.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — June 9, 2012 @ 8:27 am

  3. happy blogaversary. so glad you are still going at it.

    Comment by andrew jones — June 11, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

  4. I’m glad you’ve kept blogging. Im a long time listener first time caller. The blogs been very helpful for me and I find myself consistently returning to it for ideas and inspiration.

    Comment by Greg Gow — June 13, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

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