celebrating 6 years with a little communication
On February 22, 2007 I launched this site. I can’t believe it’s been six years already – and yet, it feels like it’s not been that long.
The year this blog launched:
- I would turn 25 years old (holy what now?)
- Only a few months prior I had moved out of NJ and down to MD to start the first FT job of my new career (that’d be librarianship)
- my car was only 5 years old (and made less noise)
- President Obama announced his candidacy for president
- & lots of other things
Now although strangelibrarian.org launched Feb 2007, I’ve had a web presence since about 1995 or 1996. Geocities, anyone?
It’s crazy to think i’ve been doing things online for almost twenty years. But if you think about it, while the mode was different and audience potentially wider than ever before, the base idea has always been the same – communication. And it’s not as crazy to think that I’ve been doing THAT for twenty years – because, really, i’ve been doing for as long as I’ve been able to make sense of the world and have had autonomous control of my own hands. And once I could speak – watch out!
It seems to me that it always comes back to communication. Errors, fights, misunderstandings, success, love, decisions… everything. It all comes back to communication (or a lack thereof).
Being able to communicate with others, get them interested in your story, or explain something complicated in easy to understand concepts and language is not easy. It’s not something everyone can do. I feel blessed that I’ve been able to do this for a long time – and hopefully for a long time coming.
I am glad that I’ve been among the privileged enough to have a website, the ability and desire to communicate, and, hopefully, interesting things to say that people care about (at least some of the time).
So thank you, dear readers, for visiting and contributing your thoughts. I hope the next six years is as awesome as the last.