On September 1, 2005, I started this blog.
Martin’s Musings was intended to be an outlet for me to share my thoughts on movies I’ve seen, music I’m listening to, my birthday, social media, and other topics I’m interested in. (Yes, even all the food I’m eating.)
And for eight years, that’s exactly what it’s been.
For a long time, blogging here has been something I’ve really enjoyed doing. Yes, Twitter has allowed me to get my “musings” out in shorter, more frequent fashion. But sometimes I want/need to write in more-than-140-character bursts.
Unfortunately, I haven’t felt much like writing these longer “musings” lately. Which is not to say I haven’t had things to write about. On the contrary, there’s been plenty. It’s just that my blogger-self needed a little bit of a break.
As I say on my “About This Blog” page, I don’t blog for money. I blog because I want to write. And I don’t blog every day. I blog when I have something I want to say.
Because this is a personal blog and not a professional one, I had the option of stepping back, and I’ve taken advantage of that.
Of course, that doesn’t change the fact that today is a special day for me. So on the eighth birthday of this blog, I wanted to publish something to mark the occasion, and to let y’all know that I’m still here.
Martin’s Musings will be back — hopefully sooner rather than later.
But in the meantime, happy 8th blogiversary to me!
Thanks for reading.