Posted by Ronan
First ever Bloggernacle comment at Times and Seasons, 18th October, 2004. Earnest, and now slightly embarrassing, comment full of exclamation points. People respond! Argument with John Fowles ensues. Times and Seasons, where have you been all my life?
Starts own blog, United Brethren, also October 2004.
First post is on — SHOCK — gay marriage. Constantly edit and re-edit to get it just right. 15 comments…but they are all from people I know. Damn. Want to be part of Bloggernacle elite, but how?
Solo blogging sucks. Invite others to join the blog; talk with Splendid Sun’s J. Stapley about a small-blog co-operative. The Mormon Archipelago is born, February 2005. Rusty’s Nine Moons is invited aboard. Coolness ensured. The ldsblog.org portal follows. Now part of the Bloggernacle “elite”. Smirks.
Sell-out. Join BCC, February 2005. Move from elite to Anointed Quorum, but always worry that I’m the affirmative action hire. Bloggernacle fame is unbounded — people stop me on the street, talk to famous people all the time. Post about twice a week. Follow threads until 3am. Bloggernacle = obsession.
Old age and death. Too many blogs. Only comment at BCC. Post less frequently. Fame diminishes. Take up gardening instead. Wistfully wonders where 9M Don has gone. Thinks Don has gone on to a better life.