"Was that two years ago or 20 years ago?"
That's what my cousin asked me when I was raising an anecdote of some kind that had happened to "just a couple of years ago."
When I thought about it, I realized that in fact, the event was a lot closer to 20 years ago than two.
I'm sure it's a function of getting older. After all, the scope of our memories has grown a lot, and what used to take up a big chunk of our life (like a school year, for example) now passes by in the blink of an eye.
I've come to think of my brain as a vessel that can only hold so much memory. And my long-term memory is pushing my short-term memory right out. That's a good an explanation as anything else I can come up with for why I can remember what happened to me during my trip to Europe in 1978, but I struggle to remember why I walked into the kitchen just now.
All of the above is a long-winded way to admit that while its been a long, long time since this blog was updated, I hadn't actually noticed.
Today, I'm attending WordCamp Victoria 2012 and it's been fun to listen to lots of people talk about why Wordpress is important to them and along the way, there's been a lot of talk about blogging.
Ironically, The Daily Upload is not a WordPress blog. It's on Blogger, where I started it almost eight years ago.
But I've been doing a lot of work with WordPress over the last year or two and I like it a lot. In fact, I've got a new version of davetraynor.com in the works. And that's a good thing, because I first built that site almost 12 years ago - and a lot of the copy there dates from then. Well overdue for an overhaul.
I started building websites years ago, long before we had content management systems like WordPress, or Drupal, or others. I learned HTML and I still build, maintain and work on old-fashioned "static" sites, like this one or this one. But now I've switched to WordPress builds, like this.
OK…I think I've purged enough for today. It feels good to put a post together, and now that I've told you about the new website that's coming, it's time to stop procrastinating and get it done.
Thanks for listening.