And then there's Nancy Sun, who started blogging in 1999. In 2001 she won a SXSW award for best on-line journal. She stopped blogging in 2004 (the year I started) because she'd become too well-known. Like stalker-y well-known.
Now she's starting up again, but with a difference. Sun's earlier blog posts were "long and artful" but, in her new blog, she keeps things much shorter.
"The Internet is different now,” she said over a cup of tea in Midtown. “I was too Web 1.0. You want to be anonymous, you want to write, like, long entries, and no one wants to read that stuff.”
So that's my problem! I'm too anonymous! Too long-winded! Too Web 1.0!
But I'm also too damned old to change my ways.
Sun started blogging when she was 16, won her SXSW award when she was 18, and stopped blogging right about when she attained her legal majority. At the age of 26, she's starting a new blog and changing her style. Bully for her.
I don't want to disappoint you guys, but I have no plans to change the way I write. You'll just have to put your granny pants on and deal with it.