On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:46 AM

Well, let's forget the calling birds. Today, we have the third blog of Christmas: Kevin's emergentpdx. It has gone through more names than I can probably recall now, but I've been following his blog in some iteration since the summer of 2002. Kevin's blog was the second blog I started reading and the first to really get me connected to the blogosphere (I followed his links to the Cranium Leakage gang, starting with WIT, especially). I've known Kevin a bit longer; I first “met” him on the customer forums of our mutual old web host back in the summer of 2001 — he actually had to put up with me as a customer for awhile, when he took a position at that company and was often the tech that answered my questions and complaints. :shock:

At any rate, Kevin has a tendency to make me think. He's usually one step ahead of me on whatever path I might be heading down (such as the conversion to seeing the light amidst the darkness and chaos). Usually, I've found I disagree with him, try to formulate an argument and sooner or later defeat myself and end up agreeing with him. But, contrary to what some people tell me, I'm don't think I'm going to be making my own RomeComing just now. Thanks, Kevin for the always thought provoking posts.

Hmm… so who will be the Fifth Blog of Christmas?

PS: To my first two Blogs of Christmas, I'm sorry your posts were a bit shorter, on the third time I actually remembered to start early enough that I could still write coherently half-intelligible ramblings.

Re: On the Fourth Day of Christmas...
I don't think I can remember all the sites/domains/names in my past. My online writing goes back to summer, 2000, though it wasn't until late 2001 or early 2002 I knew what a 'blog' was. For the first year or two, it was all done by updating individual html files by hand. Thanks for the nice eulogy... :lol:
Posted by kevin - Dec 29, 2005 | 6:08 AM

Re: On the Fourth Day of Christmas...
Always glad to provide a "nice eulogy." ;) I'm about the same on what a blog was. My first "personal web site" went up in April of 2001, although I had odds and ends -- mostly relating to my company -- online since 1996. My blog went up four years ago this upcoming February, but I didn't make much of it until I started reading your blog of that time period and Christopher's blog.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 30, 2005 | 4:43 AM

Re: On the Fourth Day of Christmas...
I'm beginning to feel old. :) Those dates make us old in the blogosphere. Keep making us think Kevin!
Posted by Christopher - Dec 30, 2005 | 4:52 PM

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