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You sometimes hear about the anguish suffered by newly-published authors on release day as they check their Amazon rankings every five minutes, but if you ask me, that's nothing compared to what we bloggers go through when we first start out:

'Nobody's commented! Where is everybody? I posted it nearly ten minutes ago. Don't they know I spent ages on that first blog entry?'


It's even worse if you have a stat counter of some kind:

'No visitors! This is awful! And so unfair. They'll be sorry, every last one of them. Just you wait and see'
  


Of course, that second one might be just me. The thing is, when you first start your online journal, you see all these great blog posts everywhere and it's easy to assume those folks always knew what to say and always had plenty of online friends. The truth is, most of us didn't.

I remember my first ever blog post. Boy was I nervous. I'm very lucky that my GSHW friend, Neal Levin (aka dqg_neal) took the time to post a comment. It gave me the confidence to keep blogging.

I thought it might be fun to see how other people started out.

I'll start the ball rolling. Here's a link to my first ever blog post, made back in January 11th of last year.  If you'd like to take part, just leave a link to your very first/oldest surviving blog post in the comments. 

How about you?

Care to share? 

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plattcave
Oct. 19th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
My first blog post: April 22, 2001.
http://plattcave.livejournal.com/2001/04/22/
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
And on Live Journal, too :)
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jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
I often see Dreamwidth invites, but I thought that was unique. Was that how blogs got started back then, by invitation?
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peadarog
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
It was something about the dinosaurs outside my cave, I remember...
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
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cyn2write
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yes! Mine is very lame, from September 2005:

http://cyn2write.livejournal.com/2005/09/08/
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
'This is my first blog entry that nobody will ever read'

Hehehe, you got three comments. Better than my first post :P
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jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wow! I can see how that would put you off. It's a shame though, cause I enjoyed reading your other blog.
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bogwitch64
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
You have a great first blog post! I almost commented in there, but I wanted to keep it pristine. ;)

When I started blogging, I had no idea that others besides the friends I signed on to keep in touch with would read it. I went from about twelve to 153 (and I can barely keep up!! I try! I try!) I had no idea what a blog even was.

My first entry was February 2, 2007. I can't believe I've been doing this that long!

http://bogwitch64.livejournal.com/2007/02/02/
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! Talk about Miss Popular!

That's an impressive number of comments for a debut post :)

And now I feel inadequate again. Thank you so very much :P
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jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
'I'm an avid rejection letter collector'

Excellent :)
asakiyume
Oct. 19th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
I started a journal in January, 2006, purely to be able to leave comments on someone else's journal. I didn't expect to take to blogging, myself--but it turned out to be extremely addicting. No comments! But I hadn't expected any. Entry is here

Wow, Jon, we both started LJ on January 11--but you in 2009 and me in 2006.

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jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! We're first-ever-blog-post anniversary buddies :)
nancyfulda
Oct. 19th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
What a fun game!

My first post wasn't particularly auspicious. I joined LJ because my sister was on it, and I viewed it as sort of a non-invasive way to write email. But holy cow, my kids were so little back then...

http://nancyfulda.livejournal.com/2004/07/06/
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Furniture assembling. Was that IKEA by any chance? ;)
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snapes_angel
Oct. 19th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Extremely first, or LJ first? The former may be a tad difficult. Long story, short pier.
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Extremely first if you can find it, but LJ first is fine too :)
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glynisj
Oct. 19th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Here's mine. . . http://glynisj.livejournal.com/2007/07/11/
The content isn't relative anymore.
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Interesting start to a blog. I liked that Leroy Brownlow quote you made later in the week http://glynisj.livejournal.com/2007/07/16/
mary_j_59
Oct. 19th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
My first ever blog post-
Wow, Jon! You make me feel like a very incompetent blogger; I've been out there far longer than you and I don't think anyone much reads my blog - anymore. I began it in order to participate in the Potter fandom, and I think the fandom's dying.

Your blog is fun from the outset and gives a really clear picture of who you are. Who I am - an academic sort, it seems. Here's a link to my first ever post:
http://mary-j-59.livejournal.com/2006/01/29/

Am going to fix the post so it has a cut. I knew nothing at all about livejournal cuts when I started!
jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: My first ever blog post-
That's a great first post!

All I know about Snape is that they couldn't have picked a better actor than Alan Rickman to play him :)
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jongibbs
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, man! I screwed up the first post, lost it

I hate it when LJ eats my posts. It usually does that when I have a lot of links :(

That's why I draft most of mine in Word these days.

Also, belated congratulations on that Golden Leaf Award for Glory Days. I bet you were well chuffed with that :)
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sallymn
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Mine is here :) I was talked into it by mailing list friends who'd already joined LJ...
jongibbs
Oct. 20th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wow! Another one with lots of comments from day one :)
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ideealisme
Oct. 19th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Jan 9, 2006
it's locked now. I went back and locked a lot. I felt that I wanted to draw the shutters close.

Seems dreadful to spoil this lovely journal by actually writing in it but here we go. I have, after all, been looking at it all morning. Better start before the novelty wears off.

Greetings to all reading this. I've set this up this blog for friends from life and various websites to have a look as and when they feel like it. I've no idea how long I will have it for or what I will put in it - it is experimental at the moment.

To the passing stranger: if you like golf, please click the Back button.

Otherwise, welcome to all.


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jongibbs
Oct. 20th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Jan 9, 2006
Lol, I like that one. But what's with the lack of golf love?
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