1,000 ... yes, 1,000th blog post.
Well, for the past couple of years I've been wanting to hit this mark at the end of the year (like as a New Years Eve post), but in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, I had failed. Now it's the 1st of May, I can't exactly keep the site quiet for another 7 months, so today will have to do.
As it's my 1,000th post, I suppose I should do that whole "let's take a trip down memory lane" thing... so, here we go...
Way back in September 2005 - on the 24th, when I was the tender age of 17 (and 10 months and 17 days) - I decided to finally register a domain name for a separate site that I could blog on, opting for a '.com' instead of the crappy third-level '.co.uk'. I had a look online to get a few ideas on how I'd like my blog to look and couldn't find anything, so I decided to go for BRIGHT and BOLD.
I think I successfully accomplished that perfectly (logo is using the font Ravie - instead of the dreaded Comic Sans).
2005 - Intro Page
2005 - Main Blog
Then on the 2nd of Feb 2007, I dropped from the bright colours and opted for a lighter green colour. I can't get any pics of this, other than the logo - which included a countdown until the upcoming Smoking Ban (wankers).
2007 - Logo
That style didn't last long and I opted for another style in 2008, which consisted of more monochrome colours with the odd bit of colour chucked in on titles and menu options.
2008 - UNAVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT
Then at some point in 2009, I changed (again!) to a blue style...
2009 - Main Blog
That went well for a bit, then during the later parts of 2011, I forgot to renew the domain name and lost it... so then in April 2012 I was able to bring the site back to life (with thanks to IA - for imagery et al), under the domain of '.me'. And it had taken that horrid manky grey looking style, which a month or so ago I got annoyed with and well, we're here now. :D
Not exactly a great trip down memory lane for most, but whilst I was going through it I must confess that some parts did make me shed a tear... I know it's only "online" and it's nothing popular, but still... it's my permanent life history in the public eye... and it's slightly emotional reading the stuff I posted 10 years ago (next month) ... I have came to a slight conclusion about myself though, and that's that I haven't changed one bit. Christ. :/