Sunday, 12 July 2009

Four Years of Blogging

Ten days ago I actually missed the anniversary of my first blog post on the occasion of the Make Poverty History March. However, I think today marks the start of the time I could have been called a blogger. One blog post does not a blogger make writing regular updates does. So on the 12th of July 2005 I started the trend of writing more or less daily, which but for one long hiatus and a few smaller ones has carried on ever since.

That July looks vaguely similar in some ways to this. The boundary commission had just announced the new council wards for the multi-member STV elections for 2007, which sparked that second post. They are of course currently working out the new Scottish Parliament seats. Personally between the first and second publication of their proposals they have made some fundamental errors probably at the whim of some gerrymandering from either Labour or the Nationalists.

I was speculating about what next for Harry Potter and of course he has now just hit the cinemas again in that book from four years ago The Half Blood Prince.
Plus we had Simon Hughes looking to attract Westminster candidates through adverts in the papers rather than via recruitment of members who already hold our views enough to belong to the party, something of course that David Cameron is looking at doing now.
Back then Blogger had no tagging of posts, yeah I know I'm still working on my backlog. Also there wasn't an integral spell check. Blogging has come a long way, a lot more people are doing it. I think there were about 40 or so Lib Dem bloggers back then now there are now 223 active blogs listed on Lib Dem blogs.
Then is was just text, now we use video, audio, live updating on the move via Twitter or our PDAs. Who knows where the next 4 years of blogging will take us, but I intend to be around to find out. Indeed I have some plans to move things onwards over the next few months.


  1. Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday dear SLJ

    Happy Birthday to you.

  2. Congrats on the big 4 Stephen, here's to the next 4.

  3. Congrats Stephen, the events you mention tell a story in themsevles.

    Looking forward to the 'federalist' view on soon.

  4. Many congratulations Stephen; your blog has been going longer than mine!