I may have started writing on this blog back in June 2010, but it was not my first foray into publishing my thoughts online – for that we need to go back to 2005. I was just starting university, and it was a time when Facebook didn’t exist and MSN Messenger was the way you kept in touch with your friends.
It was also a period when Microsoft offered a product called ‘MSN Spaces’, allowing users to create their own blog and share the posts with their Messenger contacts. My first post was in May 2005, and I eventually posted over 100 entries before until I gave up on the site in July 2006.
Microsoft shut down MSN Spaces March 2011 and gave users the option to migrate their content to a new blog hosted at WordPress.com – I did just that but archived all of the content, embarrassed to make public what I had wrote as a teenager.
A few years later I’ve taken another look at my old posts and realised they aren’t half bad – so I’ve since decided to pull my finger out and import the good bits to this blog. They are pretty much as I published them back in my early days – except I’ve edited out my chronic overuse of parentheses.