Today marks the seventh anniversary of this Web site, iwilldare.com. I wish I could say something pithy and provocative about blogging or the Internet after having been in the game for so long, but Alison said it beautifully a few weeks ago.
I miss the Internet from 2001 too. It seemed like a friendlier place. We were all bloggers. Now we have mommy bloggers or professional bloggers or photo bloggers or music bloggers or book bloggers or well, you get my drift.
When I started blogging I was an early adopter and now I’m passé. Being a single, childless gal writing about your life is not where blogging is at in 2007. I got no schtick.
Sometimes when I see the attention, the acclaim, the money, the book-deals other bloggers, who put no more passion and attention into their site than I do, get, I grow a little a bitter and stomp my foot much like the seven year old that iwilldare.com is.
Then I have to remind myself that I didn’t start this site for any of that. I started this site because I wanted to. Despite the occasional bitterness, the money or acclaim or book deal isn’t what motivates me to continue.
The only reason I continue after seven years in utter obscurity is because I want to. Which is just about the best damn reason I can think of to do anything.