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Posted November 21, 2005 at 02:16:11 PM by Bean in the Flashbacks category
I love blogging. I love blogs. I'm a blogger for life. I hit on this once before, in my How Blogging Changed My life entry, but I've thought a lot more about it recently.

The Beanblog, as it was originally created, was a simple way for me to publish whatever came to mind. It was something to amuse me, and other folks in need of a few-second break. It was somewhere I could write about the party I went to or the funny kid I saw at the ice cream store or any other meaning[full|less] experience. It was a general, multi-purpose, multi-media embodiment of self-expression.

Great. But it's more.

Almost 3 years of my life are now published. There is very little I hold back from this blog, and it's become the "archive" of me. In 3 years, I've blogged 388 blogs. That's 388 times (389 now, I guess) that I've sat at my computer and poured my thoughts, my views, and my feelings out for anyone to see. It's 389 times that I've taken a snapshot of myself and put in on the books. And I can go back and read them anytime I want. I can't even begin to imagine what it will be like to look back at this 20 years from now. It's great stuff - and I love the RandomBean link. It's like traveling back in time for me every time I click it.

My only regret is that I didn't start blogging earlier. I am jealous of all the little kiddies out there that are blogging. Some of them will document their entire lives on a blog. I'll have to settle for the blogging the rest of mine.
10 comments
tara (November 21, 2005 at 04:29:27 PM):
I just randombeaned and got the animation of me and the dancing penguin. It made me very happy. If it wasn't for the beanblog, there would be no LarryFeathers, LRHS, tschy or Bleach, and I would not be finally keeping in touch with my cousins after all these years. Thanks, Bean.
m3 (November 21, 2005 at 04:56:25 PM):
he's right

dude, you're not even thirty yet. to most adults you still ARE a "little kiddie". in other words, it could be worse.
Al Soben (November 21, 2005 at 07:31:00 PM):
Yeah, you could be closing in on 40.
Bean (November 22, 2005 at 08:46:44 AM):
Al Soben.... hmmm... Also Ben? Which one?

And yeah, I mean, I am happy I started when I did. Just sayin', it would have been nice to start in, say, college. Lots of blogworthy stuff happened there.

Stef (November 22, 2005 at 03:22:26 PM):
I love the randombean! It's like a timewarp! :)
BNANG!!
tschy (November 22, 2005 at 03:28:00 PM):
which cousin is LRHS?
Bean (November 22, 2005 at 03:45:00 PM):
Lazy Russian Horse Show = tara
corbin (November 23, 2005 at 10:07:38 PM):
man oh man, how about that episode of lost?
Bad Andy (November 25, 2005 at 10:34:42 PM):
Just wanted to let you know the beanblog looks pretty sweet from my Treo 650 SmartPhone.
Bean (November 28, 2005 at 09:04:00 AM):
crobine: gonna wait until the next ep to post anything.
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