Friday, March 26th, 2010

Almost 10 years….


…..and I’m seemingly running out of things to say on this blog. When I started the blog sometime in 2000, I did so to force myself to write every day.

10 years later, I’ve accomplished that task. I now write for a living, freelancing for various magazines as well as creating videos for clients.

Of course, all of this activity requires time, energy and attention, none of which I can devote to the blog while in working. Throw in Facebook, Twitter, and my podcast and I just can’t muster up a post most days.

But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up on the blog. On the contrary, I want to keep it up as long as possible. But I’ll have to figure out a way to do so and not interfere with my busy life. Stay tuned.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

2 Responses to “ Almost 10 years…. ”

Eric Fell says:

Congrats on the almost 10 years! I’ve had a blog since about 2002. Unfortunately, all the old entries up until 2006 went up in smoke.

I haven’t touched the ol blog in almost a year. boo me.

Jan Karlsbjerg says:

Yay Warren, another success story! (Read on for explanation)

I’ve read a few “I’m stopping blogging” stories recently, but when you read past the headlines and actually dig into the stories they often say that the blogging experience has led to bigger and better things, and the “stopping” really just represents a redirection of writing or other (creative) energy.

“Joel on Software” is a good example: Joel (Spolsky) realized that 10 years of writing a software development blog and maintaining an online community for independent developers has helped his little company get solid market shares for its products among independent developers, but lousy market share among other potential customers for his products… so now he’ll start spending time marketing to a wider audience.

I, too, have been an infrequent writer on my own blog. (When I did a quick count just now I was surprised to find that I’ve actually averaged 1 post/month the last year, I thought it was much less.)

Life happens. I know the “New Post” button will still be there on my blog the next time I need it.

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