Continuing in the grand tradition

I’ve just realised I’ve made a mistake in working out when my 10th blogging anniversary is. Because I looked at a file name rather than the dates on the post themselves, I had it down as being on the 26th, when it’s actually on the 30th. It kind of fits for the way I’ve run this blog for the last ten years that I get that wrong, but all it means is that the retrospective posts will start tomorrow, but they’ll only appear on Monday to Friday, as leaving the weekends blank will give me the four days gap I need to make things match up.

So if the Eleven Day Empire are looking for somewhere to go on holiday, I’ve got four days free for them.

Countdown to ten

As you may have noticed, I’ve been unearthing a lot of old links and posts recently. This is because my blog’s approaching its tenth anniversary on January 26th, and I wanted to go mark it and remember a lot of the stuff I’ve done.

So, I’ve been reading through all my old entries and gathering the best, funniest and interesting ones into a series of posts, one for each year I’ve been blogging. This navel-gazing may only be of interest to me, but it’s been an interesting exercise to carry out, as I’ve got to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same over the last ten years. What was important to me ten years ago may not be now, and it’s interesting to see the first time I mention things that turn out to be important later on.

So, from tomorrow, there’ll be a post every morning looking back at a year. I hope someone out there finds them interesting, but if not, normal blogging service will be resumed soon.

EDIT: And because I’m an idiot, I got the date of the anniversary wrong. It’s actually on the 30th. Please pretend to be surprised.