Wednesday, July 5, 2017

10 Years Later

10 years ago today, I posted the first entry on a blog called I Wrote This For You. I had just turned 27 a month earlier. I wrote most of the first 100 entries in one big push, in December 2006, and then they just sat there in a word document forever because I didn’t know what to do with them.

In July, I started posting them on a blog with some photos I had on my digital camera. The photos were really, really bad. But at the same time, this guy I knew from an irc chat room, who lived in Japan and had a similar taste in music, had just developed an interest in photography, and he agreed to let me use one or two. And then everything else happened.

I’m not sure what else to say right now. Things have changed so much. But I hope some things never do.

Thank you for your time and thank you for reading. - Me

20 comments:

Kayla West said...

I still read these as much as I can. Love you. Thank you.

AMR said...

Thank you. =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your words.

Jasmine Kwek said...

Thank you for your words. I often use it to encourage some friends who are going through a rough patch in lives.

I have my own scribbles which I hope one day can be shared too.

So a huge thank you and it is nice to know somewhere out there in a faraway place there is a person who sometimes think alike as me.

adriana pena said...

I found this blog about three years ago and it is still part of my weekly routine to check up on it.

You're a very amazing writer who knows just how to express very simple ideas about life and the way people are.

Thank you for your dedication and willingness to share your writing with the world.

pixtowords.com said...

Well done. Such fabulous insights you bring.

Anonymous said...

I found you in 2008. I still check in as I would a dear friend. Thank you for sharing your light.

poesielos said...

Thank YOU for all your beautiful words - I always love looking through here or the books ♥

Rosie Mclane said...

Thank you for being an original and staple inspiration to me since I was a teenager! Your blog did your writing continues to do, everything you wanted and so much more. Thank you for sharing the happiness, the love of literature and what I call the eternal hunt for silver linings! Rosalyne

Who Am I? said...

This blog has changed my life. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You have been a constant friend, a person I've loved and who has loved me back. Thank you for everything ! Thank you for sharing ...

Love always,
Pam

Kamma Krogh said...

I look to your blog when I am stuck and don't know which road to take - and I always find the answer through your writings. Thank you for that!

Love
Kamma

jjonestowne said...

boo-yea-yuh.

Anonymous said...

Thank You.

I discovered your blog in the early years. But somehow Life got in the way. I rediscovered it these last couple years. And it has been a constant sanctuary for my heart n mind since.

I'm not sure whether you will ever have the full idea of what impact your words create in the lives of people you never meet. People such as me.

Thank you for writing. I hope it brings you the same joy that we, your readers, enjoy.

Me

Sonya TB said...

Thank you for writing and sharing your words. They have touched my heart, mind and soul in so many ways. There were times that I could not find the words, and there you had them. I've collected most of your books and always come to the site to see if you have new words to share.

Love A Girl Who's Classy, Sassy And A Bit Smart Assy <3

Anonymous said...

And it has been a wonderful experience watching it grow.

Anonymous said...

I will forever cherish your blog. As a teenager and now as a young adult ;-0

Sammy said...

I came across your book in my friend's apartment two years ago, and your words just hit me. They are so real, they feel so real.

Thank you for being real.

Unknown said...

Ive been here since day one. I was 16 and needed words to what I was feeling. And I found you. Been a fan ever since.

Ahmed A.NemR said...

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