After work two days ago, (note that I’m typing this Monday morning) I went over to Basti’s to meet up with Blogie of http://angdabawenyo.com, who I have apparently been introduced and re-introduced to over the times we’ve spent (albeit separately) in the same coffee shop. I’ve never had the gall to actually sit down and talk to him over ciggies and some geek talk, but I’m glad that Saturday gave me that opportunity.
Because I got to meet him, he was able to give me an idea about professional blogging, which is to say, something I haven’t really considered in spite of the fact that I’m quite possibly one of the oldest bloggers around town. I started out between Freshman to Sophomore year in high school, via freewebs! That’s between 2001-2002. But right now, I can’t officially announce that as how my memory serves me because I have no proof yet. Meanwhile, I took the liberty of checking out http://webarchive.org to see if my old site is there, and sure enough it was, however, disappointingly enough, it only had pages from the latter versions of it. The crappy layouts I started out with weren’t there which means to say that http://klonline.codeswitch.org should have reflected an earlier date in the web archive. Also, I can’t really say that the web archive they had on http://kl-online.cjb.net would really break it for me as the oldest blogger, since I’m almost sure I started earlier than that. The cjb.net URL is actually a redirect. The source URL care of freewebs can’t be found anywhere! So, blargh. There goes my proof. Except if my friend Abby of http://livejournal.com/~perfectly_sane_ who was my first blog buddy/staple plug and visitor could help me dig up some old stuff. My only hope is if she has files from HER blog from way back and show that she has been plugging me since somewhere between 2001-2002. (Crosses fingers.)
Plus, I’m pretty excited about this Saturday. Hopefully we can get sponsors for the Blogger party. I mean, you could say “big deal” if you have a bunch of bloggers meeting up one Saturday night. The thing is though, there really is a whole lot of difference between a handful of Friendster bloggers next to SEO-adventurers, intelligent-blogger-types and of course, your sardonic online commentators. Ahem. Cock your chin and be a snob for once, will you? IT has a little bit more to it than most people think.