Ten years of xenogere

On February 5, 2003, I posted my first Hello, world! blog entry, though at the time I wondered if I was creating a blog or creating some other kind of web site.

Now, a decade plus one day later, it doesn’t really matter, because in the scheme of things it became a blog even if it didn’t start with that intention in mind.

Though, now that I think about it, I could claim that my blog is celebrating its 15th anniversary since I wrote my first personal web page on October 28, 1998.  That was in honor of Henry, a cat who tried to outlive my whole family and who endeared himself to everyone he ever knew.

Following that, I maintained a personal web presence until that fateful day in 2003 when I launched an official site, then hosted at jasonhogle.com, but eventually moved to xenogere.com.

So here we are, ten years later in Official Blog Time, and I’m left to wonder what it all means and where to go from here.

To celebrate, do I dazzle you with a boring menagerie of “remember when” entries showing where I started and where I am?

Or do I bore you with a photographic deluge to demonstrate how far I’ve come?  (Which, mind you, is the same thing.)

Instead, do I proffer a litany of new tidbits, cheap and paltry, just to satiate the wanting?

Rather, should I demonstrate my evolved blogging prowess with mundane yet new entries guaranteed to bore the frequent as well as the few?

Oh, the quandary!

But wait …

There’s no issue here.  None at all.  In fact, this occasion is not so much a question as it is an answer.

To celebrate ten years of my blog-o-riphic online presence, faithful readers, I’ve decided to give you a series of posts leading up to a real treat—an introductory treat, as it were, since it’ll lead to several other treats.

What can you expect?

Only time will tell.

But it’s all happening today, so you don’t have to wait long before you find out what I have up my digital sleeve.

Yet all of that aside, what I owe you—the only thing I owe you—is a big ol’ thank you!  A ¡gracias! as it were, or a merci! or a спасибо! or even a شكرا if you’re so inclined.

Because you’re here, you’re reading, you’re following.  And that’s pretty damn awesome.

So thank you!

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