I have photo galleries that back to Jan 2001, as walljm.com was a personal site before it was a weblog, but the first post as a blog was Feb 15th, 2002. I started writing just after graduating college. Heady days back then, when the blogging community was so small it numbered in the hundreds, and you could track the new posts written on a daily basis on a single page.
I’ve grown a lot on this blog, as a writer, a photographer and an individual, slowly loosing juvenile tendencies, slowly getting better as an artist, slowly growing more discerning. This website has my very first poem, and some of the first photographs I took with my first SLR (a Pentax ZXM film camera). I’ve been less prolific than some, wondering at times why I had a blog and what I was going to use it for. I’ve been on hiatus three times, I think, the last time for 3 years in which I moved from Saint Louis to DC. But I’m glad I’ve kept with it.
At some point, maybe I’ll do a retrospective of the best posts of walljm.com. But I’ve got work to do now, so thanks to everyone who ever stopped by, and happy birthday to me. :)