I began “blogging” in 2001, when I was a 14-year-old high school freshman. It was on LiveJournal, and, thanks to the cruel nature of the internet, is still alive and kicking 10 years later. The horror! Though it is entirely populated with cringeworthy tidbits of my adolescence (I can’t read it without taking a Xanax and a shot or six of hard liquor), I did find one gem.
June 28th, 2001: the day “I discovered the joys of HTML”. I had wanted to make a website for my phenomenally popular and talented Green Day cover band, so I spent a day reading HTML tutorials and then set out to make a website. And then I blogged about it.
Now, almost exactly 10 years later — after three more years of high school, a cross country move to NYC, four years of film school, two years working in book publishing, and then another cross country move to Austin, TX — here I am. Back at the beginning, setting up a blog about the joys of HTML. Posting about websites I have made or I wish I had made, and the things I have learned.
This time around though, I promise not to blog about Paul Walker, my terrible band, and “old parents”. Most of all, I promise not to end my posts with “fart.”