Joe Crawford is a web developer in Roanoke, Virginia. joe@artlung.com

February 19th, 2011


As of today I have been blogging for 10 years. Here’s my first post.

I’ve had a website for 15 years now.

In that time a lot has happened. I’ve gotten divorced. I’ve gotten married. I’ve been on the radio, twice. I became a stepfather. I’ve moved several many times. I founded several blogs and websites, sold several blogs and websites; I am very proud to have created the websandiego mailing list in 1999. In 2009, my grandpa died. At the end of 2009 Leah and I moved to Roanoke. At the end of 2010, my mom died. And tomorrow Leah and I will be moving back to the west coast, with the goal of landing in San Diego.

This is my 3,518th published post. The last comment made was the 1,917th. The next one will be the 1,918th one. I also have a bunch of other stuff on this site unrelated to the blog. For example, old writing. Some popular items are here.

I would like to thank you for reading, and for being a part of this adventure in all that time. This blog started on blogger.com with no comments, and I liked it that way.

Thank you to all who have commented and materially improved my life by reaching out by comment, email, twitter, and phone.

I remain mostly engaged with grief these days, but I’m coming out of it in the course of time.

Thanks, and, onward.

Comments: 8

Ken W

February 20, 2011 1:00am

Welcome (soon to be) back to San Diego!


February 20, 2011 12:51pm

The West Coast welcomes your return! Congrats on the blog anniversary.

Chris Greazel

February 21, 2011 3:54pm

Are you being touristy along the way, or just high-tailin’ it out here?

Joe Crawford

February 21, 2011 8:59pm

We are merely skedaddleing!


February 22, 2011 10:49am

Call me when you land, come over for dinner! May have some work for you too.

Joe Crawford

February 23, 2011 5:16am

Sassy Sassburton, will do! We are sojourning in Utah to see Leah’s folks and will be there next week. Looking forward to it!

Joe Crawford

February 23, 2011 5:18am

s/will be there next week/will be in San Diego next week/


February 28, 2011 2:54pm

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I cannot believe we live so much through our blogs 🙂 only 7 years for me though.

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