10 December 2010

As Time Goes By

Six years ago today, I started this Little Blog That Could. So far, we've had:
  • 1510 posts
  • 370,245 visitors
  • 3 template designs (the first was a Blogger template now lost to the ether, but the original custom version can be seen here)
  • 3 URLs
Other statistics have not been tracked---like the changes to my sidebar, profile, and minor edits to posts. I have watched the Edusphere undergo some significant shifts over the years. We tell kids all the time to mind their "digital footprint" because online content lasts forever---but the 'net really is an impermanent place. So many of my early blog friends have disappeared. Time and space have different meanings and rules in this world.

Still other attributes of this space cannot be measured, such as the support from Readers and all the ways you've pushed my thinking and helped me grow in my work as an educator. Some of you have been with me for a long time. You've seen me through all sorts of shifts in my job, challenges in my personal life, and many reasons to celebrate. Thank you for all of that.

I (and others) have fought for this space, had it celebrated and showcased, lost sleep over it---but no matter what, I can't help but return here to share my messy thoughts and learn from you in return. You can't see it, but as I write this, I have some champagne at the ready. I will raise my glass to you and all that this little thread on the web has meant to me. To "What It's Like on the Inside." Long may she live.


Ms Characterized said...

Woot! Congratulations. I'm grateful to be reading so many thought-provoking ideas out there, yours among them. Thanks.

Michaele Sommerville said...


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Choo...choo...choo! (I think I can, I think I can...I know I can, I know I can!)

Happy Belated Sixth Blogiversary!

I guess we shared favorite Golden Books as kids, eh? :D