It was 2191 days ago today that things continued to develop along a course that would change my career. Originally they didn’t impact too much of my “full-time” gig, but the desires and hopes for what I started all those years ago has definitely impacted where I’m at today and what I’m doing with my life.
You see, it was half a decade ago today that I wrote my first post on one of the original blogs I wrote for on the b5media network. It was a post titled “Meeting of the Email Gurus” on the Microsoft Weblog. The site itself doesn’t exist anymore, but the post can still be found on one of the descendants of the b5media blog chain at EveryJoe.com
Since that time, I wrote on a number of different b5 blogs covering a wide variety of topics. Those blogging experiences lead to other writing jobs online which led to other contacts and opportunities. More interest in online marketing, getting my feet wet in social media and continuing to establish great friendships with people over all those years that I still call friends yet haven’t met most of them in person.
Although b5 changed their course and terminated mine (along with everyone else’s) writing contracts, I still proudly wear my tattered b5media baseball cap and Second Skin jacket almost daily.