Eleven years ago, I wrote my first blog post and put it out there on the internet to finally get a little use out of the Yourish.com domain that I had bought several years prior.
This blog went from personal journal to “warblog” to political blog to a blog about Jewish and Zionist issues (with a healthy dose of cat posts thrown in).
And this is the last year it will be in its current iteration. When I launch my book in August, this blog will have a complete makeover.
It’s always been about the writing. Everything else was pure happenstance.
I know a lot of you don’t want me to stop writing about Jewish and Israeli issues. But there’s an entire JBlogosphere out there, and I am not even in the top ten most-read of those blogs. Elder’s probably the most popular, and deservedly so. Omri writes for Commentary now, and the other early JBloggers are scattered about at various joint blogs or elsewhere.
Blogging has become so far down on my list that I almost forgot today was my eleventh blogiversary. It’s all about the writing now, and I’m closing in on a finished product that I will be selling this summer.
Expect changes. Life is all about change, and so, in fact, is this blog. Here’s what I wrote in my very first blog post:
This site will undergo many style changes in the upcoming months, as I have no real idea what I’d like the end product to look like. What I do know is that I’ve spent several years in the industry and know the difference between a point, a pica, and a pixel. I know that the Internet is a wealth of information and misinformation, and anyone can discover just about anything online if s/he looks long enough. I know that my mindset has undergone many changes in the last few years, and will doubtless undergo more as I get older. Growth is change. Stagnation, to me, is worse than death. If I cannot change, just dig me a hole, throw me in and cover me with dirt.
My life, these days, is changing for the better.