Today, this blog turns a year old.
I think I read somewhere that the vast majority of blogs are abandoned within, like, the first twelve minutes of their existence.
So fuck all those haters, first of all.
Second of all, I never intended for this shit to be all personal diatribe and essays about Blogbytom’s ever-so-interesting life. It’s just that I’m not really good at writing about politics–my original plan, my original project–and I was driving across the country by myself, and I needed some company, so I just changed direction. My audience became my company, I thought. I would write about how fucking boring South Dakota is, and people would give me feedback–a solution to the perpetual loneliness entailed by throwing away a life you have carefully constructed over the course of three years in Oregon. A solution, in short, to road trip blues.
So I did that, and people actually cared, and voila–revelation. Blogbytom gets a new mission statement. Blogbytom becomes Blogabouttom, which is, of course, very self-centered of me, but remember what I said back in the third paragraph, the one about being all like, fuck the haters?
Yeah, fuck the haters.
So, a toast, to myself, and to many more years of Bloggingbytom. I’ve got nothing better to do.