I was doing some maintenance to some of the old blog posts of mine – repairing old YouTube links and URL’s, for example – and I came across this old video clip of an event from three years ago.
In March 2010, the Times Union hosted a blogging get-together at the College of Saint Rose. I remember being part of this event; heck, I even showed up in a little video clip that promoted the event.
And as I looked at this video clip… I realized…
Man, how we’ve all changed in the past three years since this conference.
Friendships were made. Connections were forged. Bridges were burned. Ha. Three years ago, and it seems like three DECADES ago.
And maybe I’m just being a pragmatist, thinking about how my world has changed over the past few years… but do me a favor, take a look at this old video clip… man, it’s like dragging out the old Super 8mm film projector, pointing it at the white wall in the living room, closing the draperies, and traveling back in time.
Okay, Sherman, set the WABAC machine to March of 2010.
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Wasn’t that something?
Let’s see… man, this is almost like a yearbook reunion.
Naomi Seldin (the Simpler Life blog) got married to Mark Ramirez (the Dog Owned Life). Interesting, they’re at the start and at the end of this video clip. Guess they found each other through all the other bloggers in between, eh?
Teri Conroy brought one of her chickens to the taping. I think she originally planned on bringing one of the llamas, but it was probably easier to carry poultry into the Saint Rose taping session.
Hey Laurie Northrop, is that one of the Royal Order of Ancient Carissima Hamsters in your film clip?
Vic Christopher went from operating the ValleyCats to becoming a successful restaurateur in Troy. Guess someone else gets to wear the Southpaw costume.
Hey Sonja Stark, after three years has that camera gotten any smaller? My lord, it looks like that thing comes with its own Teamsters.
1:28. Jay Gallagher. Great guy. God rest his soul.
Hey, there’s Roger Green. Roger Green is like E.F. Hutton. When Roger Green speaks… people listen.
4:20. Dang, I lost a lot of weight since 2010… And I’m not digging that clean-shaven look. Goatee for me.
Wait wait I know what that white porcelain gravy-boat-like thing is… it’s a Neti Pot, isn’t it?
Man, how we’ve changed in the past three years. Lots of people who used to blog for the TU aren’t with the TU blogfarm any more.
And through it all, I think the message of blogging has changed and evolved since 2010. There are so many different ways to express your opinions online. So many thoughts, so many questions, even more answers and responses. What worked in 2010 may not work in 2013. And what might work in 2013, maybe no one ever thought of in 2010.
Speaking only from experience, I know my blog has evolved over the years. The journey I took with this little weblog was not what I expected when I started in August 2009. And I have no idea where it will take me. But I keep going, and all of you are welcome to join me for the journey yet to be.
I can only imagine that maybe someday, we can have another “all the bloggers get together” event. We can make another set of film clips and mini-interviews, put it in a time capsule, and open it in 2016.
Sorry… just feeling a bit nostalgic today. Hope you understand.