I missed it … again

For the second year in a row I’ve missed my ‘blogaversary’ or anniversary of blogging. I used to mark the 3rd of November each year with a blog post but with the busyness of life, especially at this time of year, the day has slipped past unnoticed.

I’ve now been blogging for over eight years.

The first time I ever heard of blogging I thought, “What a stupid idea. Why would you want to share all your most personal thoughts with a bunch of complete strangers?”

Since that time a couple of things have happened. Firstly, I realised that I only had to share what I decided I wanted to share, and secondly, a lot of those ‘complete strangers’ have become good friends, even though I’ve never met many of them face to face.

I’ve really enjoyed the ups and downs of blogging and what you see now is rather different than the original post back on the 3rd of November 2003. I hope you enjoy what you read here and that you’ll stay with me as I enter my ninth year of blogging.

If you’re looking to help me celebrate my eight years of blogging there are a few things you might like to do.

  • I would really appreciate it if you linked to my blog or to any of my posts that you enjoy.
  • If you’re a StumbleUpon user you might like to Stumble a post or two. (Of course you’re welcome to do that at anytime.)
  • You can use the sharing buttons at the bottom of any of my posts. You can share my posts on your Facebook wall, via Twitter, email or any other way you choose.
  • You may also choose to support my upcoming ride to raise funds for Compassion by clicking this link.

When I have remembered my blogaversary over the last several years I’ve opened the blog up for questions. I reckon it’s time to give it another go.

Most days of the week my job involves asking a number of different people to tell me more about themselves. I normally sit behind a microphone and ask others to tell me all sorts of things. It’s very safe being the one asking the questions. It’s not always quite so easy being the one on the other end of the questions.

So, are there any questions you want to ask me? Is there something you’ve been wondering about? Is there a particular subject you’d like me to post about? It can be about blogging, radio, cycling or whatever else you choose to ask about.

What do you want to know? Just leave a question or post topic in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do to respond. No promises but I’ll give it a shot.



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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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6 Comments

  • No question atm, just: Happy Anniversary!
    Time so runs – that´s why I love blogging – it´s a diary to me, a place where I can/could go back and see what was important back then. To see I had people support me in bad times, enjoy with me in good times and sometimes stick around alone.
    I wouldn´t have a traditional diary, hand-written, without pics (the easy way), blogging is just a great thing.
    Also to meet people from all over the world, online and in person 😉

  • A few things. First of all, happy blogaversary. And to help you remember next time, add this to your site: http://www.blogoversary.com/

    Second…so nice to see you back on TMA again.

    Third…did I know you were a Compassion sponsor? Somehow if I did, I’ve completely forgotten. It’s nice to meet another one outside the Compassion world!

  • happy blogaversary Rodney
    as another Nov blog birther…. I wonder what the appeal is about November
    why did it feel like a good time of year to start a blog?
    perhaps back then the silly season didn’t start quite so early

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